“Then Jesus called the people and his disciples and said, “If you want to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.”
In this modern world of instant gratification, where “Me! Me! Me! Now! Now! Now!” is the norm. Denying ourselves, taking up our cross and following Jesus seem s like a foolish thing to do. Some might question, “Why should we choose to do the hard things through the hard way?” Others might think “Life is not about suffering.” Moving through life with the least amount of hardship and achieving fame and fortune are goals we all have. But as Christians, is that what Jesus wants of us? Is this what the little voice inside each of us says? Do we even hear that little voice in the hustle and the bustle of our daily lives?
Take some time to reflect on yourself. What drives you? What does denying yourself mean to you? What is your cross? Are we following Jesus’ path, or your own? Pray to Jesus for grace and guidance in your struggle to live the life of a Christian.