If you want to be the best footballer in the world, what do you do? Do you try and copy the dribbling, shooting or defensive skills of the player you consider to be the nest in the world?
If you want to become the best at your job, how to you achieve that? Do you go on training courses, to learn the best way to do things?
Ephesians 5:1 (The Passion Translation)
Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent your Father as his beloved sons and daughters.
If you want to become like Christ, we must, as it says in Ephesians, “be imitators of God”. But here’s my question to you, are imitators the real thing, or are they just going through the motions?
Yes, we need to learn from God to become more like Him. That means we must believe in Him and believe in all He does, otherwise we are simply imitators of God rather than true believer. So be a believer, not just an imitator of God.