The Lord had already spoken clearly to me days before to pay strict attention to roots not fruit. If we pay too close attention to or react to “the fruit” in our lives we can draw the wrong conclusions. Even though the Lord said that we would “know them by their fruit” He did not condone that fruit become our point of reference. The fruit can be deceiving in nature even if it is good fruit.
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good (suitable, pleasant) for food and that it was delightful to look at, and a tree to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she gave some also to her husband, and he ate" (Genesis 3:6).
What can we do? What must we do? How are your roots? As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.