Certain jobs come with certain expectations. If you want to work construction on tall buildings, you probably should not be afraid of heights. If you want to work law enforcement, you probably should know how to fire a gun. And if you want to work in accounting, you probably should know how to do simple math.
Similarly and yet so much more importantly, if you want to grow in your spiritual walk, you probably should desire to follow the steps of the Savior. Where He walked, you should want to walk. What He spoke, you should want to speak. How He lived, you should want to also live.
In a day where so many athletes and actors and politicians and singers parade themselves as who you should want to be like, Christ remains the supreme example of grace and truth, humility and strength, patience and passion, love and mercy. Whereas all others have come and gone, Jesus remains. He is the perfect example to model.
So, what does it take to follow Him? First, give utmost allegiance to the great command: “Love God with all your heart, soul and mind” (Matthew 22:37). Love Him above all else. And second? To embrace this choice that the Son Himself made in the Garden of Gethsemane hours before His death on a cross: “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (26:39). Embrace His will and not your will as you live life.