If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.
Some people have a great life, plenty of money and possessions.
No matter how good your life is, if you cling to the things of this world, you will lose everything.
Giving up your life to follow Christ is not a literal death, it is putting him first.
I life following Christ requires your full attention, being born again is finding a life worth living.