Jesus Himself said that being His disciple would mean enduring the suffering He Himself endured. It would demand that we deny ourselves and take up His cross. So, why would anyone do it? Why do something hard? Why give up living life on your own to follow Jesus as Master of your life?
A missionary named Jim Elliot was martyred trying to bring the message of Jesus Christ to the jungles of Ecuador. Here was his answer to the question: He is no fool to give what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.
I love being a Christ-follower because in Christ I have found fundamental truths that make sense of this world and infuse me with meaning, purpose, and satisfaction in this life, and a guarantee of eternal joy in the next.