Following Christ is not for you if you want a mediocre life. It is not for you if you do not want to be stretched to your limits. It is not for you if you fear losing control of what you think you have and are. It is not for you if you would prefer to pull back from full engagement of the height and breadth of the deep range of emotions and soul stirrings that God has placed in the human frame. It is not for you if "better safe than sorry" is your watchword.
If having God confront you with what is in the depths of your heart is too challenging, then turn back now. If being overwhelmed by a Love that is unconditional and without reserve is too much Love, then stop now.
Following Christ is not for the half-hearted or the faint-hearted. It is not for you if you are afraid to go off the well-worn path. It is not for you if comfort and honor and praise of men suit you more than fear of God. It is not for you if you want to be served rather than to serve. It is not for you if you want to give yourself totally and completely to anything or anyone less then the Glorious and Risen Christ.
Take stock of your life, dear pilgrim, and see if your commitment to follow Christ is complete. Surrender all to buy the Pearl of Great Price. The prize of knowing Him fully will not be gotten without your entire, wholehearted commitment. It also will not be gotten except by His grace.