My question at this point would be in regards to the common trying to attain this divinity. Is this wrong, or is it the best possible action one could take?
If we are going to look at the OP question and in regard to Christ. I have to separate the wheat from the chaff. By that I mean what Christ did and stood for and the Judaism and denominations of it that came from him. I would like to speak to the message of Christ himself. If we try to look at this from the religion, then we run into many falsehoods, including rapture, predictions of apocalypse and so on.
If we can agree on this perspective
, then I would have to say, from the actions and life of Christ, seeking is part of aspiring to God. This process is normal, and perhaps needed to gain a true "self". If we are going to only take the words translated by religions, we then are never fully vested in our own beliefs IMO.
So, the latter, it is the best possible action. If we then find ourselves in the light of Christ, we then have and should always come to this by always seeking.
No other way would be as real or in the walk of Christ. One has to ask "Would Christ himself ever want others persecuted for their belief?"
For the Son of God to have himself been persecuted for his own belief, how could it be possible in his forgiveness to ever want such a thing in his own name?
It is by his actions that he himself speaks through time. And if we must discover how we are internally wired to understand the divine, I am confident he would understand we need this vesting. There IMO is a vast difference between being what is considered a Christian, and Christ. That is sad in many ways, that the actions of Christ are in often direct conflict with the religions that came from his life.
I think to answer the OP question, we need to first think in terms of these two directions of thought.