The moment we turn our attention to what must we do, rather than what God has done through Christ, our hope is misplaced and our joy is misguided.
Galatians 5:25 says, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
Keeping in step with the Holy Spirit is not trying to do the things that only the Holy Spirit can do through us. The fruit of the Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit to our spirit. Daily, the Holy Spirit is teaching us love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Daily, the Holy Spirit does so. Daily. How do I know that? Because, Jesus said, as the prophet said, “they will be taught by God.”
So before we go on burdening ourselves to teach others what we ourselves are not sure of, do not yet know, have not yet seen, have not yet fully experienced, it is good to sit tight and allow our new spirit to learn from the Holy Spirit the things that God has freely given to us through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Let’s not be anxious at preaching others what we ourselves are not sure of and have not fully learned in all dimensions from the Holy Spirit. It’s great to sit down and listen to the Holy Spirit opening our minds and heart on things that we thought we were experts on when the truth is that we knew nothing about such things.
You want to preach on love? I knew nothing about love until the Holy Spirit have taught me the love of God which is the fuel to my salvation.
Know what the Spirit is teaching you for you, before you even burden yourself with sharing with others. Otherwise, you and I will be like a soap salesman who truly needs a shower or bath.