He made them in the likeness of God Genesis 5:1 NKJV
Before your parents brought you home from the hospital, someone compared you to one of your relatives. Maybe you have the eyes of an aunt or uncle. Your complexion resembles a grandparent. Before you started walking or talking, a family member compared you to another relative.
Did someone say God created you in his image? You were. You are a descendant of Adam—many generations removed. You have some divine characteristics. Your generosity is a heavenly gift; your caring spirit has its roots in the divine. You get your height and hair color from a relative, but your goodness is God originated. Though some will try to deny it, it’s still true. You are in God’s image.
If that reality sinks in, your life will change. You may even realize you are the only godly person a neighbor or coworker will ever see. What you do and say represents godliness to them. That’s scary for most of us because we know we’re not perfect, God will enable you if you let him be his example of Christ in you (Colossians 1:27).
Put one foot forward and then another. Speak a word of kindness to someone. Be honest about who you are. That’s God in you. Of course, truthfulness doesn’t mean perfection. You can’t reach that pinnacle here on this earth even if you try. But by God’s leadership, you can live one day at a time for Jesus. It’s called faith in action. Put your trust for each day in the one who holds tomorrow. By doing this, your life’s journey will be about God’s grace. His heaven awaits you and will be sweeter as a result.