If we will not die to self now, and live completely for Yehovah Elohim (God) before the tribulation; then we will have to die in the tribulation, to be His.
After Yeshua (Jesus) died and had risen, it was Peter who said, in his typical, unthinking, fleshly, Neanderthal manner “I’m goin’ fishin’!” and then took six of Yeshua’s disciples with Him. Fishing is how he had always made his living; so he was returning to his old ways of providing for his flesh.
Later that day Yeshua [gesturing toward the fish which Peter and the rest of the disciples had caught] asked Peter, “Do you love me more than these? Then feed My sheep!”