Matthew 16:21-26 reads as follows:
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
True discipleship is sometimes not easy to understand. True discipleship is revealing a true walk with Christ and what that looks like for us. “Follow my example.” Be careful when you say that. The only time we should want to be followed is if we are first following Christ. Today take a little time to look at your life and decide if there needs to be a change between you and God.