Consider God as the carpenter working to patch up your flaws. Because He is omnipotent, He is also the drywall and plaster. “Living in the spirit,” means that I trust the Holy Spirit to do in me what I cannot do myself. This life is completely different from the life I would naturally experience without God. Getting rooted in a firm foundation is not a case of trying but of trusting; not of struggling but resting in Him. If I have a bad temper, a quick tongue or a critical spirit, then I cannot change myself. Instead, I must seek the Spirit of God to produce in me the needed purity of humility or meekness, and be confident that He will do so. Resting and allowing God to perform His work is what it means to “stand still,” and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you (Exodus 14:13).