Good morning people who measure by the fruit of the Spirit.
The fruit in our lives is the evidence of the voice that we are listening to and are being led by. No exceptions.
We need to know the character of God if we are to know the voice of God.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
This is the fruit of God’s Spirit; this is the evidence of His character and nature!
Many people make decisions that they want to make and they add the statement that God is ok with it. Firstly, if it is different to what the Bible says, they are wrong. And secondly, if the fruit in their lives is not the fruit of the Spirit, something is wrong.
Is loving other people as God loves people the result of the decisions that we make?
Do we see increased joy and peace in our lives as the result of the decisions that we believe God is asking us to make?
Is the fruit of self-control, kindness and gentleness evident in the lives of believers today?
If the answer to any of these is NO, then we need to go back to the voice that is influencing the decisions that we make. Remember, it is always an origin of voice issue.
I encourage you to step through the listed fruit of the Spirit in the verses above, one at a time. Allow the Holy Spirit Himself to show you where you are at and where He wants to take you. May freedom be the result.