Mark 8:34-38 (NKJV)
34 When He had called the people to Himself ,with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
This life is never about you. God has plans for you to journey with Him and you being a follower of Jesus. Jesus paid the ultimate price for us, and we are to accept this, believe this, and confess this. Being a follower of Jesus has a price, and that is allowing Him to mold you into becoming all you were created to be. It may cost you friends, family, a job, or even other areas that He wants to show you. Your prayer should be to accept Him and pray that others will accept His love through the changes they see in you that He has done.
Jesus loves you so much and we do have to adjust to be all that we are to become. He gave His all, so what are you willing to give up by giving Him your all?
Thank You for Your Son. Thank You Jesus for paying the price for me. Please Father show me Your ways and help me to deny myself and become all that You want me to be. I pray that others will see a difference You make in my life. In turn, I pray that others will want what I have in You and that is Your love through Your Son Jesus.
Thank You Jesus, and it is in Your Holy Name I pray. Amen.