It’s Already There Part 2 of 2
Another example can be seen in fitness. Everyone has muscle. However, if you want to see that muscle, you have to work out and put stress on it. The fruit of the Spirit is sort of the same way. It is already in us, but we have to develop it. James 1:2,3 says “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” In other words, God doesn’t just zap us and we automatically show the fruit of the Spirit. I’m quite sure He could if He wanted to. But, I don’t think we would appreciate it as much. So, we go through different things that cause us to exercise our fruit.
Instead of allowing some of life’s issues to get us upset, we can look at it as we are exercising our fruit and getting a spiritual work out. I’m sure many of you know, exercising can sometimes be painful. Especially when you first start out. But, as you progress, it gets easier. Sooner or later, what seemed to be a challenge at first, is a breeze. The same goes for our spiritual workouts. When we choose to do what’s right when it doesn’t feel good, we are growing spiritually. Later on, when we do that same right ting and it’s easy, we are enjoying the growth that previously took place.
So, be encouraged. Know that the fruit of the Spirit is already in you . We just have to get on the spiritual treadmill and work out so we can see it. Let’s not allow the things of life to upset us. Let’s count it all joy while breaking a spiritual sweatPosted under Bible, Fruit of The Spirit by admin