We don't have to fall victim to our own world view or the world of our peers around us. Christ is a loving and intimate Father who wants to pour into us. Grace is impossibly separated from earning, but not separated from effort. We're called to diligence in our relationship with him, accomplished through grace. That relationship is the fostered by diligent time in his word.
Scripture References: John 16:33 , Galatians 1 , Philippians 4 , 1 Timothy 4