JESUS didn't just pick anyone who wanted to follow HIM and that's one way to affirm that HE had a concept and plan HE was working by (Mark 5: 18 - 20). In addition to that final point, I believe we follow JESUS by preaching to others about JESUS.
Brothers, fear the Word of the LORD When HE says HE can, then he can Sisters Fear the power of HIS Word When HE moves to do the humanly impossible, doubt not; for HE is more than any limit posed-against him
I must warn you, no one is exempted from this. The fact that you are aiming to be just Christ-like (Christian in practice and confession) doesn't mean you have not attempted the murder of GOD or partaken in a GOD-slaughter once or twice a day (at best).
The great gain of the enemy of the soul is that man, who is house of the soul and tenant of the Design of GOD, is in enmity with GOD or is that man is ruptured from within, cracked open and broken down, cut-off and laid down in sublime defeat…