We will never know the hearts of mankind, but it is plausible to think everyone has their own reasons for following Jesus.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first count the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? (Read Luke Chapter 14)
Jesus was very mindful of people desiring benefits rather than knowing who He was and the life He called them to. What about us? Do we love Jesus, His benefits or both? What would we do when people hate us for loving and following His Doctrine? When family members disown us for loving and following Jesus, what are we going to do?
What about when the money dries up and we have lost everything? When brothers and sisters in Christ turn against us? What are we going to do when we must renounce acquaintances, friends and other cherished relationships? What are we going to do when the world come after us? Will we stand or rethink the cost to follow Jesus?
Jesus laid out terms for His discipleship. God is not interested in our intentions nor sacrifices. Instead, God wants our obedience. He sacrificed Jesus for us to have an all-expense paid trip to Heaven if we obey the Father and do His will. Yes, it will be worth it.
Jesus knew hearts of people when He walked the earth, and He knows our hearts. Is Jesus worth it when we put everything into perspective?