“Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts” – Zechariah 4:3
God wants us to learn something out of that. He is simply saying that trying to live a righteous life isn’t possible through determination or strength or persistence or will power or dedication or commitment. This list goes on.
You can have all of the above but you still can’t live a righteous life. Its only through God’s precious holy Spirit that we are able to live a life pleasing and acceptable in His sight.
You can try all you want but you will fail to win. You know why? Because we are not in battle against flesh and blood but against the principalities and powers of darkness.
We need light. We need Him. Him and His word are synonymous. It says that “… The word was God…”. It also says that the word is a light unto our path (Psalms 119:105). Without light…there is no existence of life (literally and spiritually).
To live a victorious life… Learn to obey the voice of the Spirit of God. Continually ask God for his guidance.