Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after M…

Jesus said, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Matthew 16:24
What does that mean?
It means we need to be discerning and choose to live according to the word of God.
It means sometimes we need to turn the tv off and keep a clean heart or we need to reign in our materialism and be generous, to make choices about relationships that distract and lead us astray.
It means walking in the will of God, however challenging it may be, not yielding to the desires of the flesh.
When we choose the flesh we reap death. When we choose obedience we reap eternal life.