Manifesting the fruit of the Spirit in our lives doesn’t happen over night, but rather it is a lifetime process that involves:
Planting — The Word of God is sown in our lives.
Nourishing — We continue to attend church, pray, study God’s Word.
Cultivating — We allow God’s Word to convict us of attitudes and actions that are un-Christ-like and repent.
Harvesting — We begin to realize there has been a change of character in our lives. Things that used to get a negative reaction from us don’t have the same effect.
Reproducing — Others see the change and begin to follow us as we follow Christ.
When this process is active in our lives we have a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.