Brothers and sisters, become imitators of me and watch those who live this way—you can use us as models. As I have told you many times and now say with deep sadness, many people live as enemies of the cross. Their lives end with destruction. Their god is their stomach, and they take pride in their disgrace because their thoughts focus on earthly things. Our citizenship is in heaven. We look forward to a savior that comes from there—the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 3:17-20, CEB)
Paul is telling the Philippians to imitate him because he is imitating Christ.
If we live our lives as Christ did, loving all and pointing everyone to God we will have an abundant life. Not a life without hardship and pain, but an abundant life of love and grace.
Loving People. Loving God.