“so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish, but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and in His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.”
Think about the chain of salvation. We can't take credit for it, it goes all the way back to the disciples. The first and best example is Jesus. Let's think about how Jesus got His fruit and His 1st disciple. It's a lifestyle; Jesus was Jesus. We have to think, live, breathe, and walk like Jesus if we want to see His miracles. If we live like Jesus, we will have all the fruit we need. That brings the presence of God, power, and an atmosphere that brings good fruit. Let's be like Jesus, our first fruit.