To follow Christ we must lay down our pride and sinfulness. Are you paying the price to be holy as He is holy? Charles Spurgeon again says, "Sin will grow without sowing but holiness needs cultivation." A.W. Tozer adds, "The true Christian is not to be happy but to be holy...The more we learn of God and His ways and of man and his nature we are bound to reach the conclusion that we are all just about as holy as we want to be. We are all just about as full of the Spirit as we want to be. Thus when we tell ourselves we want to be more holy but we are really as holy as we care to be, it is a small wonder that the dark night of the soul takes so long."
Are you a child of God? Are you holy? If you are not, you are not prepared to meet with God! Turn to Him now (see 1 Thess.1:9).