Many believers want to know what they will have to give up in order to follow Jesus Christ. Others want Jesus Christ to remove the temptation and sinful things from their lives, they want Jesus Christ to live their lives for them, to control them.
Jesus Christ will not control us. Jesus Christ gave His life as a sacrifice for the sins of the world and He gives eternal life freely, to those who give their lives to Him. Jesus will not control us, He will not manipulate us. He will not force us, but He invites us to follow Him, and if we follow and obey Him then He will give us eternal life. But if we are not willing to follow Him, if we are not willing to freely give ourselves unto Him, and to live our lives to please Him, then we are not worthy of Him. If we’re not willing to live for Jesus, to live our lives to please Him, and if we do not seek His approval, obey His words, seek His presence, His company, His fellowship all the time, then we are not serious about Jesus Christ, then we have not given ourselves to Him. Jesus said:”Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.” Jesus will supply all your needs; He will guide you, He will teach you and He will give you eternal life, but you have to follow Him and you have to give yourself to Jesus, without reservation.
Most people want to hold back of themselves. They want to enjoy the pleasures of the world, they want to go after their own ambitions, their own desires, but they’re not interested in Jesus Christ, nor in the kingdom of God. They want to have their good life now. Either you give your life to Jesus and you live your life to please Jesus, and you will have eternal life; or you have your good life now, and then you will not have eternal life. Give your life to Jesus, live your life to please Him, and you will have a treasure in heaven, you will have a home in heaven, an expectation. Give your life to Jesus today, and live for Him until the very end.
May Jesus bless you.