How to Live Like Jesus
It’s Normal to Question How to Be Like Jesus
For any believer, it can be really challenging to walk by faith and live like Jesus lived. As we celebrate the death, resurrection, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ in April, we can’t help but take the time to reflect on how to live like Jesus. Taking the scripture, his words, the tales that came from his personal journey; Jesus Christ lived a life that we should all follow; a life that makes people model citizens and good human beings.
The beauty of Jesus Christ is that you don’t have to be a Christian to believe in his message and the way he lived his life. No matter your personal faith or beliefs, Jesus Christ had a message of peace and forgiveness. In today’s world with so many distractions, it can be easy to lose sight in his message. That’s why, as we celebrate his resurrection, we have to take a moment to think about how to be more like Jesus.
Living like Jesus Christ
There are many different ways that a person can live like Jesus. His inspirational teachings can guide you through all situations, with friends, family, work, emergencies, conflict, drama, heartache, humanity, and humility.
• Patience: They say patience is a virtue and it’s certainly one that Jesus had. Through patience (not only with others but yourself) you can achieve understanding, knowledge, and even rid yourself of negative attributes, like frustration and anger. Patience guides you through everyday situations.
• Charity: In Matthew 4:23 “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.” Jesus was charitable to everyone around him, including the sick and the sinners.
• Wisdom: Jesus’ knowledge and understanding of others and of life, allowed him to show wisdom through his actions, not just his words. In Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Using wisdom in everyday situations can help you abstain from negative experiences, like walking away from a physical confrontation or choosing not to do something illegal.
• Love: One of the teachings Jesus loved the most was to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Most of Jesus’ teachings and messages stem from this notion. In fact, to illustrate the statement, Jesus would share a parable.
“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he travelled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.”
Luke 10:30-35 Jesus understood that the best way for us to coexist was to love each other, no matter what differences we might have.
Being Christlike is Challenging
It’s not an easy task for any human because we are imperfect beings. But keeping the four notions in mind on a daily basis can help us navigate this journey called life. Patience, charity, wisdom, and love help us build honest, real, and reliable relationships with loved ones, neighbors, our community, and the world. These four Christ like attributes are important for us to use to be like Jesus. All of us are capable of being like and living like Jesus Christ. Applying these attributes daily, will be life-affirming as you continue to grow into the best version of yourself!