Abide in him
The fruit of the Spirit is important to every believer, and often we find ourselves not carrying the fruit we intent to carry. In moments like these we must first look at our connection with God personally. The fruit of the Spirit is important to every believer, and often we find ourselves not carrying the fruit we intent to carry.
Having good fruit in your life requires carrying the responsibility of being productive. In God’s garden, in his vineyard, our lives become productive when we are connected to Him. It is through the connection with the vine, that the fruit becomes visible in our lives. Even in difficult seasons, fruit can be visible in the Christians life, if we remain connected to God. (Jhn. 15:4-5)
Our fruit is also connected to our productivity. The fruit on a tree is for the consumption of others, and as we pursue to influence and better others, our focus on producing the fruit of the Spirit becomes more pertinent. This pushes us towards God, as we seek to be a part of His plan in others’ lives.
Abiding in Jesus doesn’t require advancing in your specific calling. It doesn’t demand a change of heart, crisis decision, or a mystical experience. It simply means keeping Jesus’s words in our hearts and minds, meditating on it daily (Jsh. 1:8), so that our minds are renewed (Rom. 12:2), shaping and sanctifying us, filling and forming us.