Everyone who wants to live showing true devotion to God in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Persecution comes when you stand on what you believe in, when you say no to sin that this world adores, when you don’t let blind and dead people be your guide, when you choose to glorify God rather than feeding your lustful desires, when you proclaim to people what they don’t want to hear. But If you have an “holier than thou” attitude instead of a humility of a child, those words you receive are not persecutions but a loving correction.
Persecutions is inevitable because God clearly tells us that we will experienced it. The only thing that matter is glorifying God whatever the cost. Whatever they do to us, it cannot compare to the glory that awaits us.