Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Yet, if you are a Christian, you will never die. We will live forever with Christ, if we love Him more than ourselves. Why aren’t we hearing sermons about this?! If you are crucified with Christ, you are dead to your flesh, but you will never die. Our eternal life should be our goal, not our physical temporal life here.
If God asks you to do something hard, God will be with you in it. All the apostles gave their “body of death.” They died horrible deaths here, but they are living forever. They cared less for their bodies than they did their souls.
God wants all of us. We are a living sacrifice. Yet, everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.