Ye shall indeed drink of my cup ...You will follow me, and you will partake of my afflictions, and will suffer as I shall. This was fulfilled. James was slain with the sword by Herod, Acts 12:2. John 54 many years; but he attended the Savior through his sufferings, and was himself banished to Patmos, a solitary island, for the testimony of Jesus Christ - a companion of others in tribulation, Revelation 1:9. Barnes' Notes on the Bible
God isnt real I hope you know that the whole story is just bullshit and it doesn't make sense and the bible talks about slavery and how its right but it's not and how women shouldn't have rights as men do but they should and do. They whole thing is fairy tale for adults to belive in. When we die we just get buried 6 feet under the ground, we don't go to heaven or hell, none exist. People need to smarten up and see and think how ridiculous the bible sounds.
Everyone wants to live, and it is natural to seek any remedy to prolong life or the lives of those one loves. However, a dedicated Christian will not seek to save his life in a way that would violate God’s law. He appreciates that his everlasting life is at stake. He bears in mind the words of Jesus when he said: “He that finds his soul will lose it, and he that loses his soul for my sake will find it.” (Matt. 10:39) It takes faith to stick to God’s law at such times, but by doing so the Christian shows he really is obeying the first great commandment, to love God with all his heart, soul, strength and mind. He appreciates that it is his dedicated relationship to God that he must guard at all costs.
It means you have to give up your original lifestyle, belief system, state of mind, desires, wishes, dreams, hopes and loves... and embrace the new lifestyle that God has given you.... you to have demolish your old life and personality and rebuild / restart your life from scratch.