Have you ever gotten an idea that was really good, and you thought about it and made a game plan for it and then never saw it through? But then it kept coming back to you over and over again and you finally decided to come back to it and see if you could really get it off the ground? I have; let me tell you the story.
Years ago, I was just sitting there minding my own business and a thought popped into my head out of nowhere. To make a yoga course, but instead of using the 8 Limbs of Yoga it would be based on The Fruits of the Spirit. I was like, whoa, where did that come from? First of all, I had never really tried yoga before, although I always wanted to, and secondly, I didn’t know how well that would go over. I know there is a lot of different theories out there about Christians doing yoga, but I figured, if it popped into my mind, then there must be something to it.
I dug into the concept, made a name, came up with a logo and let the idea sit there for years. I told myself I didn’t have what it takes to make it happen. I wasn’t limber enough; I didn’t know if people would be interested; I wasn’t certified…blah, blah, blah. So, I let it go and moved on to other things, in typical Tracie fashion. But then, I was hit with the Fruit of the Spirit over and over and over again. I couldn’t get away from it.
It showed up in my social media feed, my pastor would mention it, even if it seemed unrelated to the sermon of the day, it somehow clicked and it showed up in devotional material I was reading. The Fruit of the Spirit has been hitting me over the head for at least 6 years. I think it’s time to take another look at it.
My pastor mentioned it again yesterday, but instead of looking at it in the yoga sense, as I mentioned, it hit me as a daily way of life. So, what exactly are the Fruits? They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 9 pretty incredible attributes to strive for. And let’s face it, whatever you believe in…God, The Universe, etc., etc., etc., these are things we should all look to for living life.
I struggle with them on a daily basis, and I am sure a lot of people do too. Am I always joyful? Am I always generous? Am I always kind? The answer is a big no! But I would like to be. I want to be. So, I am taking another look at The Fruits and how I may bring them into the world in my own way. Maybe it will be the yoga class, maybe a written course or maybe something else altogether. All I know is that I am not going to put it on a back burner again.
The 9 Fruits are a guideline to living, and I am going to ask God how I can help myself and other people bring them into daily life. After 6 years, I think I finally got the message. So, stay tuned.
***Question for the comments…Is this something you are interested in? What is your favorite Fruit of the Spirit? What fruit do you think you need to work on?
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