A lot of times I wish there was an easy way to become like Christ. It would be great to take some pill or some class and immediately be sanctified completely. Sadly it is not the case. Sanctification (the process of becoming like Christ) does not happen all at once, nor is it easy.
You see, no matter how you cut it sanctification requires self-control and endurance. It means denying yourself daily and following Him. It means overcoming temptation and living as an instrument for righteousness. And it means doing this for the long hall.