Just a thought...
"When Jesus appears we shall be like him because we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2
This texts says we will be like Jesus one day because we will see him.
So, seeing him now, by faith, will have the same effect - it will make us more like him; and the more we see him the more like him we will become.
Perhaps we should stop trying so hard to produce the fruit of the Spirit and be good Christians and focus on simply looking at Jesus. The rest will follow.
So, let us lift up our eyes to the one who is enthroned in the heavens (Psalm 123:1) and let us fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).