You remember the movie Like Mike?
The movie centers around a kid wanting to play basketball like Michael Jordan and through a series of supernatural events, he is given incredible gifts to play the game of basketball. We all have someone we want to be like. Someone that we look at, compare ourselves to, and wish that we could be like.
So the question now is who do I want to be more like?
Who is in my life that lives in such a way that I wish I could emulate their character, giftings, and attitudes in my own?
The answer for me is easy: My wife.
Day in and day out I see her pour out grace and love into the lives of all that know her. The way she continually cares for and prays for people is admirable and worthy to be raised as an example to us all. She serves with a heart of great joy knowing that she is meeting needs outside of herself. The way she forgives me every time I sin against her or do something wrong displays the love and forgiveness of God in a way that I have never experienced before. Her 'Rejoice always' attitude in all circumstances is something I fall so short in and wish that I could emulate.
Friends, I love my wife. I adore her. I want to be more like her.
Who is in your life that you want to be more like? Tell them. Watch them. Learn from them. Encourage them. Let us not be shy in following after the great examples of godliness that God has given us to grow in grace.
I am a Husband to Clarissa, Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, reader of many books, and tweeter at @brad_merchant.