Let’s face reality. Life is tough. It’s crazy busy. You feel you barely have any time to do the things you love. The people you hang out with don’t seem like friends anymore. You isolate yourself, because it seems no one is talking to you or making effort to hang out. Keeping up with every responsibility just doesn’t seem worth the effort. You’re failing at things. Sleep isn’t in your schedule anymore. You bring yourself down, because you can’t ever be like “that girl” or “that guy.” Your life is an endless cycle keeping up with the game. And on top of it all, maybe something horrible has happened in your life. It’s overwhelming. You can’t bear it anymore. You ask yourself, is living worth it anymore?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
As believers in Christ, we are called to bear good fruit. This is presented in the passage of the “fruit of the spirit” in Galatians 5. We are called to love. To be joyful. To be patient. Kind. Good. Faithful. Gentle. Have self-control. How, you might ask, do I do all these things? I can’t be patient all the time. I can’t be kind to everyone. I can’t always love. Having self-control is hard. And being joyful in times of sorrow?