Before you can follow Jesus Christ you have to make up your mind about one thing and that is about TOTALLY SUBMITTING TO JESUS, handing over all your rights and then to follow Him and do His will.
Eternal life is about KNOWING Jesus Christ and SERVING Him as LORD, doing His will, not your own. You cannot follow Jesus Christ and be pleasing to Him unless you have submitted yourself totally to Him. You cannot pray the Lords Prayer unless you have totally submitted to Him. You cannot pray:”Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…” and if you cannot pray for God’s will to be done then you cannot be a child of God, you cannot be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Jesus said:”Whoever WISHES to come after Me must deny Himself, pick up his cross daily and come here, follow Me.”
If you are not willing to submit yourself totally to Jesus and to GIVE UP ALL YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUSELF and TO OBEY HIM until the very end, then you cannot follow Jesus, you cannot be a child of God, you cannot have eternal life. Jesus gave His life for us. Unless we are willing to submit our lives totally to Him, we cannot have eternal life.
Have you submitted to Jesus? Have you made that decision? Are you willing to TOTALLY and UTTERLY OBEY His words, do what is pleasing to Him? Are you willing to live in utter obedience to the words of Jesus as they are also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? Are you willing to be led by the Holy Spirit, to DO what He tells you to do, to GO where He sends you? Are you willing to follow Jesus?
If you want eternal life you need to let go of it all! Hand it in! Hand it over! Give it to Jesus and follow Him and He will give you LIFE.
May Jesus bless you.