The simple truth about the Christian faith and living the Christian life is that unlike what so many are being taught today getting saved and becoming a disciple of Christ is neither complicated nor difficult. In fact it is quite easy providing we learn to do one simple thing:
(Rom 12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
(Rom 12:2) And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
In the very beginning of their respective ministries, the very first thing that both John the Baptist and our Lord Jesus call for is Repentance.
(Mat 3:1) In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
(Mat 3:2) And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
(Mat 4:17) From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
In the Greek, to repent (μετανοέω - metanoeō) literally means to think differently or afterwards, that is, to reconsider a thing. In other words repentance is literally renewing the mind!