Matthew 7:14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
God never said living a life for him would be easy. Joyful and eternal? Yes. Just because you chose to follow Jesus and pursue the gates of Heaven doesn’t automatically make your life easy. If anything, there is going to be more to go through. The more you lean on The Lord and press into the word the more satan is going to try and win you over. Through society, clothing, media, you name it and Satan will try to use it to capture you and lead you away from Jesus. He will try to get you to conform to the world. As the spiritual battle continues press into God even more. Pray more than you ever have, memorize scripture, serve The Lord enthusiastically! Fill your life with things that will better you and your walk with Christ and when you feel the enemy creeping in, rebuke him in the name of The Lord!
Romans 12.2 says “Do not conform to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to tell Gods plan for you!”. Don’t let earthly things consume you. Rest in the Lords presence! And while there will be trials know that they will benefit you in the end!
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Let the testing of your faith lead to perseverance! It may not be an easy road to travel down but in the end it is worth it!