This verse simply means, to renounce self-centered ambitions and concentrate on things concerning the kingdom. Jesus knew it would not be easy for many people. Success ultimately depends on the level of commitment.
This idea is a real problem for most of us. As humans we want what we want, when we want it. When we commit our lives to Jesus after salvation, most of us don't realize what that really means.
When we tell Jesus that we submit to His will, we sometimes get the idea that He will always enable us to do what we want to do. The opposite is usually true.
Jesus has the perfect plan for each of us. He knows what is best, and all of the steps to get us there. He sees who must do what and how in order to make His plan work. We on the other hand are like blind men. We see nothing.
Jesus motive is for us to join Him in Heaven, so when we do something that might hinder that, He stops us and tries to direct us back to the path.
Being human we pout, complain, blame God for messing up our plans. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to figure out that we weren't carrying our cross, Jesus was. Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
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Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord