To follow Jesus Christ and have eternal life in the end, is an uphill struggle that very few people will do. It is only those who endure until the very end that will have the prize of eternal life. You have to follow Jesus Christ step by step because Jesus is the WAY, He shows you the way every day IF you follow Him, but it will not be easy. You will struggle every day.
If you stumble, fall or backslide you will have to get back up and follow Jesus. You have to endure every day. Very few people who even try hard will be able to get to the end of that journey. It is like climbing a mountain, a very high mountain, but you have to keep on climbing every day. Many do not reach the top of that mountain before they die because they have back slidden too many times, too many times they stopped climbing, too many times they stopped following Jesus Christ. We have to endure with Him every day until the very very end. You cannot take time out or else you will not make it to the top of that mountain, you will not have eternal life. You have to stay with Jesus every day. Without Jesus you can do nothing, without Jesus you will not enter the narrow door. They asked Jesus whether those who are BEING SAVED are few and He said:”Strive HARD because many will try and not be able.”
Have you joined that struggle? Are you following Jesus Christ every day? Do you deny yourself? Do you go after Him rather than going after your own desires, ambitions and after your friends.? Do you seek His approval rather than the acceptance of other people and of this world? What is your ambition? Have you joined the struggle? Are you following Jesus Christ? Do you really want eternal life? Then you have to join that struggle and stay in it, every day, endure until the very end or else you will not make it.
Are you following Jesus Christ every day? Are you overcoming? Have you stopped sinning? Are you living in holiness? Do you get right back up if you slip and fall or do you wallow in sin? Have you joined the struggle or have you given up? Do you really want eternal life? Then join the struggle and endure with Jesus until the very end. Very few will make it. Will you and I?
May Jesus bless you.