Jesus tells us of an account he had with a fig tree when he was hungry. It can be found in Mark 11:12-14 (NLT):
The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus felt hungry. He noticed a fig tree a little way off that was in full leaf, so he went over to see if he could find any figs on it. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it.
Jesus expected to find figs on the tree to satisfy His hunger because the tree advertised it was carrying figs evidenced by its foliage, but when Jesus didn’t find figs, he cursed the tree. What Jesus expected to find, he didn’t.
When people look at you, a professing born-again believer in Jesus Christ, what do they see? Do they see the evidence of your union with the Holy Spirit or do they see your association with the world?
The fruit of your foliage is supposed to be the fruit of the Spirit:
(love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.)
Is that what people see when they examine you?
Be who you say you are; a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Let the phrases: “it is, what it is“ or “what you see, is what you get“ be true of you.