dose anyone else have trouble staying friends with people who dont live the christian life? I have friend that are living the worldly life and im really getting tired of it... I realise im not perfect and many of these are mistakes at some point that i aslo made but i feel like you should also learn from the people around you and they just keep doing it. what should I do?
I treat my *old friends* like I treat my Christian friends but...I feel disconnected from them. And I am disconnected from them. But, I also pray for them, that someone will reach them with the Word. If that happens to be me, great. But, usually it will be someone else. I don't criticize their actions but I stay away from their haunts. I have no desire to go to some of the places I frequented before.
Just keep focused on Christ and God's Word, and bring yourself into fellowship with those who are Christian also. The transition will be easier than you think it is at this time.
i can relate to this 100% because i got saved at the age of 15 and i noticed that most of my friends did drugs, and just a lot of worldly things. So i felt that i had to separate myself for my friends, so i did. i had to seek the Lord on what i should do because i never wanted to be like them, in my mind i wanted to me the leader not the follower. So My junior year in High school i was offered to go to a Vocational School, i took the opportunity and now at my new school and im am surrounded by christians, and all of my friends are saved. So as you can see God took care of me, and took me out of my old environment and looked at my Heart and He knew that i didnt want to fall back into my old ways, because your friends can influence the way you act and the things you do. All i can say to you is to pray about it like i did, and God will interven in your situation. Stay focused on God.
* also you can talk to your old friends and witness to them about God, tell them your testimony of what God did for you, because what God did for you ,He can do for your friends also.
May God bless you