It is difficult to give up this world if you still think that you are sacrificing something, that you are giving up your happiness, even salvation. It is even more difficult to give up this world if you don't have full faith that what lie behind the appearance of this world are joy, peace, and Love.
Giving up this world does not mean that you don't enjoy the things of the world. We don't have to live in a cave or be poor. There is nothing we have to do to earn God's Love. We are meant to enjoy the riches of the Kingdom and this includes material abundance as well as peace, joy, and Love abundance.
When we give up the world, we give up attachment to things of the world. What do you place above God? What is more important to you? Is it a person, a belief, money, a career, a respect you need from others? There is always something. That is why Jesus said it is harder for a rich man to enter Heaven than a camel pass to pass through the eye of a needle. Money, fame, respect, sex, power, even acting like a victim --- they are all very seducing.
But that is why you are here in this Earth school --- to learn what you truly value. Do you value God above anything else AND consistently feel this, do this, in all of your interactions and experiences? No one said this path is easy, but it is very holy and very rewarding, for in the end you have Him, if that is what your heart desires.
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