In my last blog I talked of Jesus Christ being love. So I thought, how can I continue to work towards loving as He does? I think in order for me to love as He does I need to incorporate His characteristics in me. You see, it only makes sense if I want to love as He does that I change things in my life that aren’t like Him. I'm not trying to be Him because that I never can. But in my life I know it is important that I am a good example of Him. There are tons of people in this world that you may only come across once in your lifetime, what do you think these people if ever seeing you again would remember about you? Would they remember you for being the angry person honking at them, the person in line complaining, or the person who didn’t hold the door open for them when their hands were full? I’m sure there are many people we have seen and maybe seen again and don’t remember ever coming across us but what if by a small action you could change that and leave a positive impression of yourself in people? It isn’t that you want people to remember you but that you should want to be a great reflection of Christ. So I thought, what are some really important characteristics of Christ I should have. Below are some characteristics I think are very important, don’t use this list as the only characteristics but just as a starting point. (Keep in mind I did not mention love because this is our ultimate goal we are trying to work on so I didn’t include love in the list.)
In today’s world these characteristics are easily thrown around but to truly embody these characteristics in your life you must use the examples given in the Bible. You see in todays world a leader is first. They are either the CEO of the company, MVP of the team, celebrities, etc. but that is not the leader I am talking about. I am talking about Jesus who as a leader washed His disciples feet. When you think of a leader do you think of someone who would wash others feet? You see Jesus was not afraid to be a leader who taught by example. He humbled Himself being human and never thought too highly of himself even being The Son. He was kind. He was not here to be served but used His time here to serve others. He is the true example of selflessness. These are the characteristics I want to work on in my own life and I hope you do as well. Let’s embody these characteristics in our lives to be a great example of Christ to others!