Christ tells us to take up our crosses and to follow him.
"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose is, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Matt. 16:24-25)
If we follow him we will be in the light of truth.
"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)
"If you would be f=perfect, go sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come follow me." (Matt. 19:21)
Following Jesus is not easy. It is hard, very hard. We have to be willing to deny ourselves and follow him. This is not easy, don't let anyone tell you it is, because it is not! Even though it is hard, and we give up so much for Him, we will have treasure in Heaven, which is far more valuable than treasure of this world. Through following Christ we can become more like Him. We can be healed from our sin. The reward for following Him and being faithful to the end is far greater than what we give up by following Him.