We need to understand that as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is already in our heart, and He intends to produce the fruit of the Spirit in us. However there must be a displacement. A boat does not sink when it is the water, but it does sink when the water comes into the boat. We do not fail to enjoy te fruit of the Spirit because we live in the sea of corruption; we fail to do so because the sea of corruption is in us. We must allow the search light of God’s Word to scan us to detect the abiding sins and fruitless qualities which impair our personal growth and fruitfulness. Not until we have allowed our old selves to be crucified with Christ can our new selves emerge to display the marvelous fruit characterized in Galatians 5:22-23. The kind of people God want us to be can never be produced through human effort, but when the Holy Spirit fills us, He brings forth His fruit in people who manifest a growing likeness to Christ, the prototype of what we will someday be.