Y'ever known a person who gets away with the worst behaviors because, "that's just who they are"? Or because they're too old to change and "set in their ways?"
And this claim that, as we get older, deserve to remain who we've always been is absurd at best. Like, why would we *want* to be the same person we were ten years ago? Or last year? Or last month?
For example, I care deeply and feel wholly - every emotion humanly possible. I found that it was healthy to not hold in the things I feel. To be blunt and say how I feel as soon as possible in order to move on with some sense of closure.
I've recently learned that, there's so, so much more...
While learning to walk in the Fruit of the Spirit, maturing in ways that will allow people to pick my Fruit, and not my nerves, I've had to take a hard look at one of the fruits of the Spirit itself and acknowledge how I was failing to walk it out in my own life.
So, let me tell you how my pastor of 12 years offended me for the LAST time and how I learned to practice a little fruit called Self-Control as a product of the lesson.