We were made in his likeness and image. All of us have the opportunity to be given the wisdom to know him and how to live successfully in this life on earth. But, it is those of us who do spend time with him, get this beautiful awakening, learning his ways of wonderful grace, forgiveness, mercy, and strength. It is only when we apply these lessons from our Father in this world to others is when we become like "God." Just as a son copies his Father and a daughter copies her mother. It's then when we draw close to him, we then become "God like."