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[2 Peter 1:3] “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue”

[Galatians 5:22-23] “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

Do you find it difficult to love somebody?  Whether it’s circumstantial or whether it’s just the nature or character of the person that bothers you. Know that it is your flesh that is talking to you. Love is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you cannot love that person or God’s word that says you have a godly kind of love for the same person?

Do you feel like you do not have joy in your life? Whether it’s because you are missing something or whether you are going through a crisis. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Joy is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you do not have joy or God’s word that says you have eternal joy?

Do you not feel peaceful or feel you don’t have peace? Whether you feel like this temporarily or always. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Peace is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you do not have peace or God’s word that says you have everlasting peace?

Do you feel impatient or you lack patience? Whether you are in a hurry or just don’t have the strength to be patient. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you do not have patience or God’s word that says you are patient?

Do you feel you are not kind to people at times? Whether it is situational or just because of who the other person is. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you are not kind or God’s word that says you are kind?

Do you feel you cannot do good things? Whether it never occurs to you to do good or you feel awkward to do it. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Goodness is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you are cannot do good or God’s word that says you have goodness in you?

Do you feel you cannot be faithful? Whether it is a relationship or it’s a task that needs to be done. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you cannot be faithful or God’s word that says you are faithful?

Do you feel you cannot be gentle? Whether it’s about dealing with people or situations. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you aren’t gentle or God’s word that says you are gentle?

Do you feel you do not have self-control? Whether it is the desires of the flesh or whether it is with your emotions. Know that it is your flesh talking to you. Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. When you were born again you received a new nature which bears the fruit of Spirit. Who will you trust? Your flesh that tells you that you do not have self-control or God’s word that says you have self-control?

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