We cannot truly know what it means to be satisfied with less then we are due until we are offered less than we are due. We cannot really show sweet reasonableness unless provoked to bitter unreasonableness, and we certainly cannot know the feeling of successful forbearance without the pressure to cave in under some temptation to sin. The command in Philippians 4:5 to let our reasonableness (ESV), gentleness (NASB), moderation (KJV) be known and observed is only obeyed as a reaction to an unfavorable trial. It can only be observed in the context and crucible of circumstances that squeeze us. This is the nature of sanctification at its most instinctive. We don’t think about our actions because they don’t ultimately come from us. We abide in Christ and are filled with the Spirit to the point that he takes over. This is a quality that materializes from the power of the Holy Spirit. We could call it reactive righteousness.