If you decide to follow Jesus Christ then your plans end. From that day onwards you become part of the kingdom of God because you submit yourself to the lordship of Jesus Christ. He becomes your Lord and your Master. You cannot serve two masters, you cannot serve your own ambitions and Jesus Christ.
If you want eternal life then Jesus Christ must be your LORD because He gives eternal life to those who BELIEVE that He is Lord AND who SERVE Him as Lord and Master. If you follow Jesus you live your life to please Him, you live in close fellowship with your MASTER, you follow Him every day, you WAIT on Him. You LISTEN to His voice, you follow Him, you GO where He sends you and you DO what He tells you because He is your MASTER and you have become part of His kingdom.
Jesus said that whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, pick up his cross every day and come here follow Me.”
Most believers SAY they believe that Jesus Christ is Lord BUT they never follow Him, they never submit to Him. He never becomes their LORD and they never become part of His kingdom, He is not their KING. They are still in control of their lives, they WILL NOT serve Jesus and therefor they are not part of His kingdom.
Have you become part of the kingdom of God? Is Jesus Christ your LORD? Do you live your life to please Him or do you just believe and you don’t follow Him? Only those who SERVE Jesus Christ as LORD and MASTER are part of His kingdom. Only they will INHERIT His kingdom and have eternal life.
Have you accepted Jesus Christ as LORD and MASTER? Or do you just believe in Him but you will not serve Him? Is Jesus Christ your LORD?
May Jesus bless you.