If you really want to follow Jesus Christ, then you just obey Him and go after Him, you make no excuses. You just do as He commanded and as He tells you to do every day. You repent and turn away from sin, stop sinning, you are baptized in water and you seek for the indwelling Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit in you, to guide and teach you.
If you are serious about following Jesus you do not allow anything to stop you from obeying Him, you do not look for excuses. Many believers do not really know who Jesus is. They do not understand that Jesus Christ is the only way, that He is the final authority, that He is the only one who will decide who will go into heaven and who will go into hell. They do not understand that those who disobey Jesus will perish. The words of Jesus Christ are the words of eternal life, for those who obey Him, but those who disobey and disregard Him, will perish.
Many believers seek for salvation in the scriptures, in the Bible, and they will quote you Bible verses. They will tell you that Paul said and Peter said but all that really matters is what Jesus said, and what Jesus says, because He is the final authority. Jesus will not accept any excuses. If you really want to follow Jesus you make no excuses. You just follow and obey Him, you just do as He commanded and He will reveal Himself to you. If you don’t know what to do, you pray and you ask Him, and you trust Him and He will show you the way.
Without Jesus we can do nothing. With Jesus all things are possible and therefore there are no valid excuses for not following and obeying Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ will make the way for you to achieve that which He has called you to do. You just have to follow Him every day without excuses. Never say that you cannot stop sinning, that’s a lie. You don’t want to. Never say that you cannot be baptized in water, you are not serious. If you really want to be baptized you will find a way. If you really want to follow Jesus you will not allow anything to prevent you to stop you. You will not allow the devil to stop you. You will do everything in your power to follow and obey Jesus Christ. Are you serious about following Jesus Christ or are you just looking for excuses? Jesus Christ does not accept excuses.
May Jesus bless you.