Do you consider yourself to be a follower of Jesus?If so, do you desire to be His "True Disciple?"
An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure
Think about the two options:
You can go to the Doctor for an annual checkup or
You can go to the Doctor when you have stage four cancer
The best choice is obvious But in the short term, the second choice is easier.
Being a True Disciple of Jesus is the best choice But it is much easier to meander through life doing other things.
Jesus said it this way in Matthew 7
I Never Knew You
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’
Build on the Rock
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”