To follow Jesus Christ is a struggle every day and if you do follow Jesus you WILL feel the pain. Jesus said that we must deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Him every day. He also warned his disciples that they will be hated by all men. If you follow Jesus Christ this world will hate you and reject you.
Jesus said that we must take His yoke on us because his burden is light and His commandments are easy. That is when you FOLLOW Jesus and STAY with Him, then He will help you to overcome. He will help you to bear the load, but you will be tried, you will be tested and only those who endure until the end will have the prize of eternal life.
If you follow Jesus you have to sacrifice yourself unto the Lord. Therefor Paul writes in Romans 12:1 He says:“I beseech you brethren that you present your bodies as a living and a holy sacrifice, acceptable unto the Lord. That is your reasonable service.” That is what the Lord requires of us if we want eternal life. We need to sacrifice ourselves and present ourselves unto the Lord for HIS purpose to do HIS will. Only those who STAY with Jesus until the end and who overcome evil, themselves, the flesh and who OBEY Jesus Christ, only they will have the prize of eternal life.
It is a struggle until the very end. You have to overcome to win the prize. Stay focused on Jesus or else you will not be able to make it.
May Jesus bless you.