“The believer is commanded to carry out commandments, abandon prohibitions and exercise patience upon what has been pre-decreed”
Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:
The believer is commanded to carry out commandments, abandon prohibitions and exercise patience upon what has been pre-decreed. The summary of that is: Regarding the commandments and the ability (to carry them out), he must employ two fundamental principles.
 He strives to fulfill the commandment through knowledge and action; so he does not cease striving in (acquiring) knowledge of that which Allaah has commanded and acting upon that. Thereafter, upon him is to seek forgiveness and repents for the shortcomings in that which he has been commanded and for transgressing the boundaries.
 As for with regards to the ability (in carrying out the commandments), he seeks the Aid and Assistance of Allaah in carrying out that which he has been commanded; he relies upon Him, supplicates to Him, worship Him upon love and desire, and seek His Aid and Assistance. He should show his poverty in the presence of Allaah in seeking after goodness and in abandoning evil, and he should exercise patience upon that which has been pre-decreed……