My child, when I ask you to deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Me, it’s not so you have to do without, it’s so I can pour everything I have for you in. It’s to make room for the blessings and life that I have planned. When your plan is in the way, I can’t begin to bring you into your purpose. Move out of My way. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 16: 24 & 25