Walking faithfully and identifying with Christ will bring suffering into your life. In fact, suffering for godliness is actually promised by God in Scripture (2 Tim. 3:2). Peter brings encouragement to saints who are suffering for Christ and encourages them to take heart and persevere by considering the personal ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus is not calling you to anything that He himself hasn't already endured - He suffered for you and now it is your privilege to suffer for Him.