You know how we love the idea of ‘being like Jesus’? we sing it, preach it and pretend to even live it… but you and i know most of the time, we are so far from the real deal…
I read the above bible verse today and i had to pause and think about my life. simple sounding words but powerful enough to strike me in a very deep place.
When people take unfair advantage of me, i am usually motivated to stay away from them not practice the servant life. And i usually don’t pray for those who give me a hard time. But this right here is the core character change Jesus wants us to have.
I can’t keep saying i want to be like Jesus without studying this character and developing it within myself. The Holy Spirit is in me yes; but he needs me to cooperate and be willing to change.
My consciousness is needed. I might not get it right the first, second and third time, but I’ll keep trying. I’ll keep asking him for help, keep trusting until i become the person he’s created me to be. The person with HIS own character.