Do not expect friends and family to congratulate you the day that you decide to truly follow Jesus Christ, because when you truly follow Jesus and obey Him then you are ON YOUR OWN. You might not be ALONE, you might be among many people but nobody will be WITH YOU. You will be ON YOUR OWN. The only One that will be WITH YOU and who will never leave you nor forsake you is Jesus Christ.
Don’t think that your church friends will be glad when you start following Jesus, they will reject you. Don’t think that your pastor or your priest or your preacher will be glad, they will hate you and persecute you if you walk with Jesus. If you walk with Jesus you are ALONE even when you are in the crowd. Jesus will never leave you, He will never forsake you, He will always be with you to guide you and to teach you, to comfort you, to give you wisdom and to teach you His ways, to LEAD you to eternal life.
Jesus Christ Himself was a man of sorrows, He was rejected, persecuted and killed in the end but He AROSE and He is ALIVE, and He LIVES in those who truly follow Him and they are LIKE HIM also ALONE.
Are you willing to be ALONE with Jesus or do you treasure the acceptance and the company of people, friends, family, acquaintances? If you are not willing to be ALONE with Jesus then you are not worthy of Him and you will not follow Him. May Jesus bless you.