You've made that choice to follow Jesus. You suddenly die to him, and fall to the ground. God picks you up, putting on white clothes, and sets you on your way. You walk along a path, with people with you. You wander around wondering what to do. A little voice inside your head tells you to talk to them. You do, and they reject you. You try it again, and they reject you again. You wonder, "God, why are people not following you??? Did I make it clear enough for them?" You fall off the path with doubt, but the white clothes were still there. You stumble a couple more times, and finally you realize you were stubborn before. You get back on again, with determination and hope this time, and start telling people about Jesus again. This time you fully trust Him, even thinking that you are winning when they reject you, because God will give you a reward. You keep following the path and finally you die for Him. It was a life worth dying for and you never would've changed it for anything. Now you live with your Heavenly Father, and you know you will be with him... forever.
Let's all try to live a life like this.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.