Becoming Like Christ!
“Until we all reach unity in the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:13
The fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him is possible. Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic, as some people think. It’s a gradual, progressive development that will take time to be fully formed and complete. But if you are not ready or willing to go through this process, you can never honestly know your life’s full extent in spiritual maturity.
We are all work in progress that needs the process of spiritual transformation in developing the character of Jesus in this life; more importantly, it won’t be completed here on earth but in heaven or when Jesus returns when we set our eyes on Him. Don’t be confused, and don’t ignore it, that God is far more interested in building character than in anything else. It’s a matter of perspective and how we view things can impact how we see ourselves or the world.
Colossians 1:28 says, “We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”
Christians worry so much on issues like, ‘what career should I choose? Or who should I marry’. The truth is, many careers could be God’s will for your life, but the character is needed to fit in. There are many godly men or women to choose from, but they can get lost in the shuffle because of character. That’s why God wants us to focus on our character, not just what we desire to do. We need to look at ourselves as Christ sees us and become like Him as God wants us to be. In other words, Glorify God through His son Jesus Christ.
Seeking the things of the kingdom and righteousness should be the priority of every Christian. All this depends on your character than your career. God is interested in what you are than what you do. We are human beings and not human doings. Your character is more important to God because it’s your character that will take you to heaven, not your career. It’s your character that will make you a better person. Therefore, I charge you to focus more on becoming more like Jesus. Remember, looking like Christ is the best and ultimate. Go for it. 1 John 2:6 says, “Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”
1. I receive help from above to aid my pursuit of becoming like Christ in Jesus’ name.
2. Psalm 25:5, “Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.” in Jesus name Amen.