It is important to understand that He is the vine and we are the branches. We are not asked to be the root or trunk that supports the work of the Spirit. That is the work of the Vine, namely Jesus Christ. As branches we are simply asked to bear the fruit of the Spirit. Apple trees don’t produce oranges; grape trees don’t produce figs; pear trees don’t produce peaches. Likewise, the fruit that we bear is to be consistent with the seed that is placed within us.
“Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.” –John 15:1-5