Jesus does not promise us a bed of roses or an easy ride if we follow Him. He said that:”Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, pick up his cross every day and come here, follow Me.” when you decide to follow Jesus you embark on a steep and rough road but IF you endure until the end you will have the prize of eternal life.
What is it that motivates a child of God to keep on following Jesus every day? It is the prize of eternal life. It is the treasure that he is building up in heaven. If we look back and we long for the things of the world, the fleshpots of Egypt, the pleasures of sin then we are not worthy of the kingdom of God, we are not worthy of Jesus. Jesus said that whoever puts his hand to the plow and looks back is not worthy of Me.
Are you on that rough and steep road? Do you deny yourself every day, pick up your cross and follow Jesus even though things are tough? Are you working on your treasure in heaven? Do you have an expectation or will you stand naked before Jesus on judgment day?
May Jesus bless you.