This teaching addresses what may very well be the bottom line of each Christian’s life: choosing God’s will or my own will. Why is the Christian life a crucible? How can we assist the Lord Jesus in achieving his goal of being formed in us? What does it mean to “take up your cross”? What does it mean to die to self? How can we be motivated to follow in Christ’s steps and enter this often painful process? What is the biblical relationship among suffering, faith, character, and glory? This poignant and provocative teaching will answer these questions and many, many more.