Humans are social in nature and they love interacting with each other. Given a chance I can talk and interact with as many people as possible. I had many times gone home hurting from words spoken by people to deliberately hurt my feelings. My wife’s wise council was simple “I should stop unnecessary social interactions that had no value”. I tried it and it surprisingly worked!
I later discovered that I was being hurt by what was randomly coming out of people’s personalities. Whatever was residing in there, was not right. I was getting myself yoked with minds that were not of my mindset because they were bound by evil residents. No wonder the bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked… Some of the pain lasted for days and my wife had to spent lots of time counselling me. Then the moment of truth hit me about the evil behind some people’s personalities. I stopped all unnecessary interactions and if by any chance I had to do it, I first prayed about it.
When you read the scriptures, you will discover some puzzling truth about fruits in people’s personalities. They are personalities of unclean spirits living comfortably in humans!
I learned that we struggle to relate to other people due to the bad fruits found in their personality. Before this, I always wondered why people behave the way they do. Jesus said in Matthew 7:16 (NASB) You will know them by their fruits...
I now use personality fruits as my radar before I let in anyone into my personal space. I have now come to appreciate the fact that the fruits are manifested for you so that you can decide how you wish to relate with that person.
Personality fruit literally jump out of people as they respond to their social environment. You only need to observe quietly. Life has enough triggers to expose any pretense. The real spiritual nature of the person will come out! Be patient and give yourself time. True residents in people nature will always emerge. When they emerge, you can see it in their eyes, you can feel it in your spirit or you will simply know without any anything that you can put a finger on!
The biggest danger is to ignore or tolerate persons displaying bad fruits.
Personality fruits in humans are found in Galatians 5:19-24. The are divided into two categories, the pleasant and the unpleasant fruits.
The unpleasant fruits are found in those embracing these evil living in them. This evil pushes them to live under the control of the flesh (self) : sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,idolatry and witchcraft; hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other .
The pleasant fruits are found in those that are delivered from the control of unclean spirits and instead are living under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.
Tip: Your flesh (self) cannot yield to the Holy Spirit if there are still unclean spirits living in you which are actually the source of the unpleasant fruits. Don’t struggle to suppress the unpleasant fruits, deal with the source by getting delivered from these evil characters living in you and giving you the bad fruits.
[Article Author: Joseph GM]