This thought made me a little discouraged as I realized that I could not fully live up to the standard. Jesus was so perfectly loving, obedient, and forgiving that the idea of trying to be like him became daunting. I love Him and want to follow His example, but with my current capacities I don't know if I could ever truly live up to His goodness. I am not perfect and in this life I never will be, but as I thought about this, I received an impression that perhaps I just needed to modify the phrase a bit. Rather than asking myself what Jesus would do, instead I can ask myself "What would Jesus HAVE ME do?"
This may not seem like a huge distinction, but it gave me a lot of hope and peace of mind. Even though I am not perfect, I CAN try to do what He would want me to do. Jesus likely wouldn't spend the majority of his time each week working as an accountant, but I think He is okay that I do as long as I work with integrity and try to support my family. Jesus probably wouldn't spend his vacation time going to Disneyland, but I think He is okay that I do if I use the opportunity to create memories with family and friends. And Jesus almost certainly wouldn't have a blog combining the gospel and Star Wars, but I think He is okay that I do as long as I remember to keep in mind the purpose of trying to bring people to Him.
So, I guess the point of all this is that if you ever become discouraged when asking yourself WWJD?, maybe you can try WWJHMD? instead. Thanks and have a great week.