4 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
This is a sobering thought; folks you look to you as exemplars of the faith will be looking to imitate you. With all my faults and weaknesses, I'm not sure I'm that great of a role model, but that's where the Holy Spirit helps out.
Note that it isn't the Hopy Spirit as I typoed a moment ago; you don't have to hop around and do a happy dance for the Spirit to be doing His work or be doing stuff that looks like a TBN audition tape. Just God working in your life should show some transformative power, even if it doesn't come in a flashy form.
That change in attitude and temperament in a believer should be winsome to others even if it is a quiet change. Those changes will be noted and modeled by folks you are directly or indirectly disciplining.
A little Phillips Craig and Dean is called for with this passage-