What do we do with our failures; when what we did or what we said was way-out-of-bounds of God’s Will for our lives and what we intended? Some people ignore it, others deny it, or rationalize it and sometimes just transfer the blame to someone else.
When evidence of the fruit of the Spirit is absent our best option is to confess it.
Galatians 5: 22 – 23a
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.