The Bible uses words like walk, run, fight, and wrestle to describe how the believer is to grow spiritually.
All of these words are action words. The Christian life is to be a life of moving, growing, and abounding. We are to be moving towards becoming more like our Savior. The process will be a life time with the final culmination taking place in eternity.
As we walk, run, fight, and wrestle the Holy Spirit takes an active role as the believer allows God's Word to dwell in him richly (Colossians.3:16). We work cooperatively with the Holy Spirit, being empowered by the Holy Spirit to be obedient to God's Word.