Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
As a born again Christian your know and see that you are not perfect and that Jesus died on the Cross for all your sin's. That you can not save your self, that you need a savior to save you. Save you from Hell. As part in recieving Christ you make the chose to follow Jesus Christ and do as he says, like a older brother tells a younger brother to do something.
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me."
"...deny themselves..." This is recieving Christ into your life, you just saying that you yourself can't save your own soul, and that you need Jesus.
"...take up their cross..." Following Jesus not going to be fun, as you grow more in faith in him, more and more people will be drawn by the devil to hate you. May even kill you. Think about when Jesus carryed his real cross, and what people was doing to him, same things or less, will happen to those who follow him.
"...follow me." This right here is when many Christian turn back around there own way, and walk from Jesus way. Your not going to be saved if you do walk away the minute you see you don't want to follow him and his way.
Read this from the bible Matthew 7:15-27
(This is in the NIV bible, if you like any type bible to read this go to http://www.biblegateway.com/)
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.