Last week I attended a retreat lead by Rob Des Cotes from Imago Dei Community.
The Fruit of the Spirit - Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
These are gifts.
I do not naturally have these things in myself. What I find rooted in myself is anger, fear, worry, selfishness, resentment, greed.
The fruit of the Spirit is a gift from God. It comes from being connected to him. From spending time with him.
When my soul is not experiencing the fruit of the Spirit it means that I need to get back to Jesus.