Read John 12:20-26
[Jesus said] “Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity.“ – John 12:25 (NLT)
We all have had dreams and plans for our lives. Some of these we have given up as unrealistic, but some are still attractive and pulling us toward their fulfillment. It is these plans that Jesus calls us to give up (“care nothing for life in this world”) in order that we might have an eternally effective life in Him and His service. This is a tall order, so it requires that we daily seek deeper unity with Jesus and His will.