Christ says, "Give me All. I don't want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don't want to cut off a branch here and a branch there. I want to have the whole tree down. . . . Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked -- the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours. (from "Mere Christianity," Book IV, Chapter 8)We must understand that our lives are not our own. We were bought at a price, and a life of discipleship means to give our lives away, for the sake of Christ's Kingdom.