There is a big difference between being a child of God and being
a disciple. A disciple of Christ is one who has come under the discipline
of Christ. A disciple is one who submits himself daily to the lordship
Jesus said in Luke 14:33, "... whosoever he be of you that forsaketh
not all that he hath, he can not be my disciple." Anything that we
cling to other than Jesus, stands in our way of being a disciple of Jesus.
In fact, whatever we hold on to ... becomes an idol before God and He will
have no other gods before Him. God will allow the enemy to attack
us at the point of the idolatry.
What we are holding to can be drugs, alcohol, or pornography;
however, it doesn't have to be something evil. It can be our
family, our possessions, our business, our church, or even our personal
ministry. What are you clinging to? Again, Jesus said that
to be his disciple we must forsake all that we have.