We all seem to want to experience those fruits but are unaware that our sins are burying them. The fruits lie underneath all the dirt. Like potatoes in the garden.
Peter says, “Since Christ suffered while he was in his body, strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking Christ had. The person who has suffered in the body is finished with sin” 1 Peter 4:1-2 (NCV).
Use the fruits that are under the surface to motivate you towards victory. Give up your sin and eventually the fruits will surface. Then you will have the blessings you have always longed for.