I don't know about you but I'm just worn out and sick of the way the enemy works on people that are involved in church! I've seen it time and time again, people that I was friends with when I was younger who went to church with me are now living a sinful life, these are people that I deeply cared for and considered to be like family! It's the most painful thing that I have ever been through, watching them as they started to allow negative people to be around them and sinful things to come into their homes, whether it be through their televisions, on their computer screens, and even through their friends from school coming over, I know that we need to witness to people and we need to be a good example to the unsaved but if you plan on doing that and being around them you need to make sure that you are a strong Christian and you are headstrong in your beliefs! Be very careful and make sure you really know who you are! God will lead you in spirit and in truth if you will become committed to God's ways and limit yourself to the things of this world! We need to go into the world but we aren't meant to support those who are doing worldly things and are doing senseless things and things that will pass away! You see..There won't be alcohol in Heaven..nor will there be drugs..nor will there be the lottery, there won't be anything such as porn or violent video games, all will pass away and the part of us that will be left over will be our souls..that's the only thing that we can take to Heaven with us is our soul and the souls that we lead to The Lord while we're on earth! This verse describes the terrible sins of this world so well..
"But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident:sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self- control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another."
Keep a watchful eye on your friends and family, make sure that you are also careful yourself! Satan always finds our weaknesses and will try his hardest to use them against us! Satan will try to get you when you're slightly off-guard and try to influence you to begin to tolerate worldly things that your friends are doing and if you do begin to tolerate those things then Satan will steal from you at that time! He will steal everything that he can from you..don't think for a second that he will leave you alone! He is a mastermind of confusion and lies, he only wants to kill, to steal and to destroy you! Protect yourself by getting in the word and build a strong relationship with God and God will keep you safe! And be wise with your surroundings, surround yourself with kind people who are positive if you do hang around unsaved people, don't hang out at parties and be around drinking..that isn't of God so don't allow yourself to be around all of that temptation! Resist the Devil and he will flee from you! Stand strong in your faith and don't allow other to shake your faith in God!