Life seems more enJOYable when surrounded by those who exhibit positive traits.
Am working on cultivating positive inner qualities. It is worth any and all effort and time for me to do so.
The fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control.—Gal. 5:22, 23.
Commentary on said verses read:
The fruitage of the spirit, positive qualities that are produced by God’s active force, reflects the very personality of the almighty God. (Col. 3:10) As you cultivate the fruitage of that spirit, your relationship with others will improve. Thus, you will find that many situations that could otherwise cause anxiety do not arise. Admittedly, you will need humility to yield to “the mighty hand of God” and to “throw all your anxiety on him.” (1 Pet. 5:6, 7) But as you cultivate humility, you will be on a path that results in God’s favor and support. (Mic. 6:8) By maintaining a realistic estimate of your physical, mental, and emotional abilities, you will be less likely to become overwhelmed by anxiety, for you will be relying on God.[ w 16. 12 3:7]
On whom do I rely?
is this person/persons reliable??
am i reliable?
how will each of these qualities/traits help me/(and others) in various situations, and under various circumstances, and with various people of all walks of life, backgrounds, cultures, and educations?
what trait is my weakness?
what quality is my strength?
to whom can i be kind, patient, and loving?…etc. today? every day?
12/23/18 @ 1:51 p.m.