Often we think of Christianity as giving up things. I suppose it is a viewpoint often promoted by the church either directly or by misunderstanding.
It is true that God asks us to follow Jesus and to leave many old ways behind. But Christianity is never so much about what we give up as what we gain.
The prize of fellowship with God. Christianity is not understood until it is understood as joy.
Not simply joy delayed, but present joy. We have a faith which encourages and promotes true joy.
The world and forces of darkness wish to present to us the false notion that we give up so much and receive so little. Really we receive so much and give up so little.