Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is by the way that they act. Can you pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
The fruits of the spirit are stated in Galatians 5:22-23 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. God will identify us by our fruits. The devil likes to put thoughts into our head that are evil, unkind, misleading... thoughts that tear us down.... but God he puts good thoughts in our head...and who we are shows by which thoughts we choose to dwell on ... which thoughts we choose to act on. When we are making a decision about how to respond to a situation if we act in love, if we choose peace, if our actions bring joy, if we are patience and kind.... if we are good, and faithful, gentle, if we have self-control over your thoughts and actions then this is who we are... but if we are mean, or unforgiving, act in anger, loose our temper, if you are hurtful or unkind... we don't need fool ourselves into believing that we are good in our heart.. our action come from our heart. We are always given choices to make... the devil is always trying to fool us with our thoughts... but the Holy Spirit is always there telling us what is right... when we are trying to decide what is right in a situation we need to as ourselves if our decision fall under the fruit of the spirit... if it does we know we are acting in a way that produces good fruit.... God will only guide us to do good things... and when God looks down on us...when others look to us...when others watch us how do we want to be identified... people don't see what is in our thoughts they see what is in our actions...we should never fool ourselves into believing that we can do wrong and in our heart we are good..the only way people are going to say "He/she has a good heart" is if they see that goodness in all that we do... Today when you make a choice ask yourself "Will this fall under the fruits of the spirit?"... if your answer is yes then you will know what your decision should be.