29 Virtues to Help You Consider What A Journey to Be Like God Would Look Like

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, Ministry Leaders, The Uncommon Journey

I wonder what it would be like to be godly. I mean really like God. Not in a mean, despotic, controlling way like some people might think. That’s a false understanding of God anyway. But, in the way seen in Jesus. He became man so that in some way humans could walk a journey to become like God.

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It is so tempting for some Christians to spend much time comparing themselves to others. They can come out looking pretty good. I’m not as petty as they are. I know the Bible better than they do. I sacrifice more than others. I’ve read more, experienced more, studied more, given more. But, this is a dangerous game since it leaves you far short of godliness and content to be there.

A journey to godliness invites you to so much more. Move away from what you currently think is “godly” and consider what becoming a person who is like God would look like. This is the God Jesus shows us. These are some characteristics of a person who looks like God. He is the God of:

  1. Life
  2. Love
  3. Peace
  4. Mystery
  5. Mercy
  6. Salvation
  7. Goodness
  8. Holiness
  9. Beauty
  10. Long-suffering
  11. Faithfulness
  12. Wholeness
  13. Joy
  14. Kindness
  15. Patience
  16. Forgiveness
  17. Tenderness
  18. Steadfastness
  19. Creativity
  20. Truthfulness
  21. Humility
  22. Silence
  23. Graciousness
  24. Strength
  25. Wisdom
  26. Glory
  27. Selflessness
  28. Purity
  29. Blessing

Consider yourself on a journey in each of these virtues – a journey in becoming like God.

Is it possible to walk this journey? The Apostle Paul answers that question this way, “train yourself for godliness.”  It sounds to me like you can actually become a person who becomes like God. “Become” is the operative word, of course. That’s the journey part – you’re always becoming.

In the next posts, I will examine more closely what this journey looks like. Not because I’ve arrived but because I’m traveling with you and you with me. Let’s become more like God together.

Look over the list of godly virtues.

  • Consider your life with these as more characteristic of you.
    • What would life be like?
    • What would each of your relationships look like?
  • Repent of the fault of comparing yourself to others.  
  • Pray for God’s mercy and help in becoming more like Him.
  • Look forward to future posts as we walk this journey together.

Dr. K