I Want to Be Like Him

I Want to Be Like Him

I watched two men working together today.

The older man is a weaving of creativity, ingenuity, perseverance and skill. He has driven on some rough roads, hit some pot holes, woken up in a ditch, scratched a path to greener pastures and recognizes the joy of investing in an eager learner.

The younger man watches his mentor’s every move. He listens to instruction. He humbly dismisses praise.  He is quick to laugh because the relationship is safe. He is quick to say “thank you.” He is very aware of being invested in.

When I asked the younger man to tell me about his dream he looked at the older man and said, “I want to be like him.” They both smiled.

I get to watch them again tomorrow. I want to learn from each of them.

I want for someone to someday want to be like me because I choose to invest in him or her. I want to be intentional in my gratitude to Jesus for making it possible for me to become like Him. He is molding me into His image. It’s too amazing to describe, but I get to wait and watch as He works.

We will be like Him when we see Him as He is.

Ask me about my dream. I will tell you I want to be like Him.


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