The choice to deny self, take up your cross and follow Jesus is not a part time, temporary one. It is ‘a full time and forever’ way of life. Get used to the idea that Jesus is THE WAY! Do not just look forward to your destination, heaven.
Enjoy also the journey, the view, the wisdom, the purity, the health, the riches, the fellowship with others and so many tokens of blessings on the path that ‘shines even brighter till the full light of day’ (PV 4:18). Christianity is designed to be the most wonderful way of life for man!
If you are not passionately enjoying Christ every day, it means that you are either not saved or you are backslidding.
As for me and my household…we sing: “I have decided to follow Jesus…The world (and the darkness) behind me – the cross (and the glory) before me…No turning back! No turning back!”