West describes the fear he believes many American Christians have of submitting to scriptural commands to abandon everything for God: "I think the biggest fear is the fear of what a life devoted to God will cost. We love our stuff, don't we? It's the fear of the thought that maybe, just maybe, a life going all in for God might mean we would have to let go of some of our stuff, our way of life, our comforts. That scares people. I know it scares me sometimes.”
Admonishing against falling into “cultural Christianity”, West describes the counter-cultural nature of true Christianity: "Christianity has always been against the flow of culture and continues to call us in the opposite direction of the way the world is heading. Instead of falling in love with ourselves, Christ followers are called to deny themselves. The decision to follow Christ has really always been an ‘all or nothing’ decision. There's no way to stand up to the world while you're trying to straddle the fence."
West edifies listeners with a reminder that when seeking Christ first, we have nothing to fear: “The best way to fight the fear of going all in is by constantly reminding ourselves that God has our best interests at heart. Being in the center of God's will for our lives is the single most fulfilling destination we will ever find ourselves."