The Lord has not merely asked for the difficult. He has asked the impossible - that is, impossible for the flesh.
The flesh can not love God with everything. The flesh can not resist telling a lie. The flesh can not abandon covetousness. The flesh can not love its neighbor more than itself.
Hallelujah, we who are His have the Indwelling Holy Spirit. There is power - supernatural power to obey the Lord.
Because we have been born into the Kingdom of His Dear Son, the Kingdom of Light, and because we are adopted sons, adopted into the Royal Race, we can obey.
We respond to The Word. We respond in prayer. We resist the enemy by simply choosing God's Word Because He Is!
Each choice that is made in agreement with God qualifies as obedience, and it sets a vector. The next choice either maintains the vector or compromises it. When the choices line up with His Word, there is momentum to the vector that allows the believer to walk in the Light as He is in the Light. The dark insecurities fall into the shadows and the vision of heaven is far more real than self-image or rejection.
Soldier of The Cross, neither to the left, nor to the right. Set your face like flint. He will cut the path.