This might sound like an odd question to ask a Christian; however, I would encourage you to consider John 14:15, 23 and 15:10. While these verses certainly can be taken as a command, they also be considered as a matter of fact. In this way…if you truly love Jesus the verses read less of a command and more your delight and aspiration. Your heart will long to obey Him and be more like Him (Romans 8:28-29). He will be your delight and joy, and no matter your failures to obey Him, you still pursue holiness, allowing the Holy Spirit to do His work in you to conform you to the image and character of Christ. This is what theologians call the process of sanctification. We will never get it perfect here, but one day, when we are with Him, we will be like Him! What a day that will be!
So, do you love Him Christian? Do long to be more like Him? Do you pursue His holiness? Are you willing to humbly submit to His correction and the trials He brings to refine you?
If you’ve never read the book “Holiness,” by J.C. Ryle, may I recommend it to you.
All love in Christ