Do not be like the Pharisees who multiplied regulations, creating their own form of 'godliness'. They got so wrapped up in their own rules that they lost sight of Jesus. Even today, man-made rules about how to live the Christian life enslaves many people. Their focus is on their performance ~ works, rather than on the Jesus the Son of Man who is God the creator of Heaven and earth of all things seen and unseen.
It is through knowing Jesus intimately that you become like Him. This requires spending time alone with Him. Let go, be still and know that He is God. In this way, you stay conscious of Him as you go through the day. Let the Holy Spirit guide you step by step, protecting you from unnecessary trials and equipping you to get through whatever must be endured. As you trudge along in this fallen world, keep your mind on Him. Thus, the Light of His Presence shines on and in you, giving you Peace and Joy ~ Jesus is Calling!
It is good to hope in the Lord's faithfulness...Why? Because... "The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, "The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him. The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him. How? By waiting quietly for salvation from the Lord." Lamentations 3:22-26
His works are wonderful deeds. "Help us to understand the meaning of your commandments, and we will meditate on your wonderful deeds". Psalm 119:27
Go, love and serve the Lord your God by waiting for His calling you to your purpose, not what you suppose your performance should be.