Jesus said to his disciples:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them."

– Matthew 7.15-20

Inside of us we have an array of versions of ourselves: courageous, fearful, anxious, loving, faithful, doubtful, and so on. If we aren't aware of it, one version of ourselves can come to us as a wolf in sheep's clothing. A thought declaring an action or mindset to be beneficial or satisfactory that will in reality only bring us harm, division, and more want. This is where and when we can learn to lean on the intuition of the Holy Spirit dwelling within. Where are there thorn-bushes and thistles in our hearts or minds? What is it (the fruit) that we really want to see? If we beware of them, we can grow in becoming more aware of Christ's presence, wisdom, and love in our lives, which is the very fruit we will see begin to grow.

Josh Pinkston