When following Jesus gets tough, do you sometimes distance yourself from Him before others? This can have serious consequences. Listen to Luke 9:23-24, 26.
Then he said to the crowd, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels."
What reason are you giving for Jesus to be proud or ashamed of you today?