Following Jesus is the greatest challenge of our lives, since being a Christian demands that we have to deny many things for the love of Christ. The Lord himself said: “Everyone who wants to follow me, take his cross every day, deny yourself and follow me”. This is about walking in Christ, being like Him, walking like He lived living a life apart from sin.
The apostle Paul wrote:
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.