This is one of my favorite passages in the bible:
“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it." – Matthew 13: 44-46
Following Jesus or even following your dreams is not just about giving up something valuable for something even more valuable. Making that choice is easy. Following Jesus or your dreams is more than just giving up money or possessions.
It's about leaving your house, leaving your job, leaving the people you love, leaving your comfort zone, and leaving everything familiar. And it's easier said than done. Words cannot contain the sacrifices you have to make and the hardships you will go through.
It's about giving up who you are now to become who you want to be.
But, the rewards of following Jesus or your dreams are perfect and everlasting. They are so much more valuable than everything you will give up. You just have to make the choice.