God’s Spirit creates and distributes these characteristics. Hence they are indicators on my spiritual dashboard. We can grieve the Spirit with our angry words Ephesians 4:29–30; Isaiah 63:10 and resist the Spirit in our disobedience (Acts 7:51). Therefore we can even quench the Spirit by having no regard for God’s teachings.
Likewise here is something that helps me stay in step with the Gods Spirit. We know that the “fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23). So whenever I sense them, I know I am walking in the Spirit. Whenever I lack them, I know I am out of step with the Spirit.
Walk in Gods Spirit
Just be patient and wait. Similarly Moses waited forty years in the wilderness. Jesus waited thirty years before he began his ministry. God stills seasons of silence in his plan. Time is needed for the development of a crop. God will direct you.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also behave in accordance with the Spirit.”
“You must let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but only what is beneficial for the building up of the one in need, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
“But they rebelled and offended his holy Spirit, so he turned into an enemy and fought against them.”
“You stubborn people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit, like your ancestors did!”