5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
MADE IN HIS IMAGE.... YOU ARE TO BE AS CHRIST, NOT DEIFY HIM. YOU ARE TO DO GREATER WORKS THAN HE, John 14:12. If you deify Him, it instructs your consciousness to remain inferior and it delivers you a lesser than optimum result. You are here to understand your divine design forged by all of your experiences, both pleasant (staff) and unpleasant (rod). Stop playing victim and get to understanding you (Know yourself and love your enemy.....they are both Gods gifts to you!)