“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.” Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version
If in a moment of stress you lose your temper and those around you accuse you saying: “Wait a minute, you are a Christian, yet you lose your temper. You are no different than us.”
Freely admit it.
Explain to them that just because we are Christians that does not mean we do not have the same emotions as them. God gave us all emotions.
The difference is that when we succumb to sin we repent (repent means apologizing for it and stop doing it). As we continue our walk in obedience with Christ, the Holy Spirit becomes more ingrained in our daily lives. Even, when we succumb to the flesh and sin we are quickly drawn back into the fold upon repentance.
It is nothing special that they cannot have.
It is a gift given to all who submit to Christ in their lives.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Chanan (God is gracious) for being so abundantly elegant to provide us with Your divine forgiveness when we submissively repent of our sins. I adoringly thank you in the name of the lamb who through His great sacrifice has made this forgiveness possible Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.