The thing we have to remember about this life, following Jesus and praising him, is that it won’t always be easy. Often, our struggle to be diligent and grow more like Christ takes us down hard roads and uncomfortable places.
We should expect this though. Jesus told us things would be that way. He said, if they hated him, we should not expect them to love us. If we’re following in His footsteps we should expect the same as he did. He received persecution, opposition, trials, and eventual execution. The truth is, if we want to follow in his steps, we need to be willing and comfortable with those things possibly being in our future.
Have you come to grips with the fact that following Jesus might not always be easy? Have you thought through and prayed about what following Jesus might cost you?