If you are God's chosen, what are you willing to do to prove that 'Love?' By the way, anyone willing (not necessarily able) to take up their cross and follow Him daily; they are the ones that are God's chosen. Our Savior didn't make it so tough for us to follow Him that we had to be a rocket scientist. In fact, He made it very simple to commit to Him. We seem to chose to take a different route many times that are not consistent with that simplicity. We either aren't ready at the moment because we have a need to experience life still and that doesn't include Him or we refuse to do anything so it looks as though we don't know any better! He continually waits at the door of your heart that He is knocking on to see if you are willing to begin the relationship. We resist because we are stubborn and we feel that we will be considered weak if we become dependent on anyone other than ourselves! Denying yourself is the real battle that you face. Jesus tells us in Luke 9:23, "Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me." We establish many bad habits that we cling to and for what reason? They all cause us to be miserable in the end! He wants to cleanse us completely of all that baggage. When you release anything that has held you captive, you will find 'true freedom!' Begin the journey by asking God to remove anything that blocks the relationship between you and Him! Next, ask Him to give you the freedom that you so desire to live in your life! By the way, He wants that even more than you do!!
It all starts by giving Him your attention before you even have your first cup of coffee each day!
Your brother in Christ,