Many Christian believers are foolish in their expectations. They are not willing to pay the price, but they expect to enter heaven and have eternal life, when they die. They are not willing to follow Jesus but they expect to find the narrow door into heaven. 
You cannot buy or earn salvation, neither can anybody else work out your salvation for you. Others can pray for you and encourage you but you have to walk your own walk with Jesus. 
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.  He paid the price for the redemption of the world and He will decide who will go into heaven and who not. Jesus clearly explained the conditions for eternal life. His words and commandments are recorded in Matthew,  Mark, Luke and John. Those are the words of eternal life. Those who disregard and disobey them will not have LIFE.  
Jesus promised eternal life to those who believe in Him AND therefore follow and obey Him. 
Your relationship with Jesus is just like every other thing in life. If you do not invest in it, do not expect to get anything out.
Many Christians are not willing to do or give anything for Jesus and His kingdom. They will be terribly disappointed when they die. They will learn too late that they were deceived by satan and the false prophets, to disobey Jesus and not to work on their relationship with Jesus,  not to work for His kingdom. 
Many Christians work for their churches, some even build churches. Others preach and evangelize,  even perform miracles in the name of Jesus,  but they have no relationship with Him. Neither are they working for Him or His kingdom. They are working for themselves and their own glory. Many are famous preachers and church leaders.  They expect to receive great rewards, crowns and accolades in heaven, but they have foolish expectations.  Jesus warned: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:21-23.
What is our expectation? How much are we investing in our relationship with Jesus? Are we living and working for Him and His kingdom? What can we reasonably expect to receive?  As a man sows, so shall he reap. 
Are we seeking the kingdom of God and sowing our time, our resources,  our work, effort, even our life, into the kingdom of God?
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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