Do you feel angry with your parents a lot? If so, you’re not alone. Anger at your parents often comes when you feel misunderstood. And while it’s ok to have those feelings, God wants us to develop, grow, and become mature in Him.
We can do that by focusing in on the fruit of the spirit. God tells us that He’s given us the Holy Spirit to produce those fruit in our lives.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, – Galatians 5:22 (NLT)
So while our natural reaction might be to snap at our parents, we have to realize that we’re filled with the Holy Spirit. So we need to begin to tap into the Holy Spirit and let the fruit He produces flow out of our lives.
This isn’t to say you’re going to be perfect at self-control. No. We all mess up, lose our cool from time to time. However, we should be striving to be more like Christ and to let the fruit of the spirit flow out of our lives.