The hardest part about change, is knowing that some of the things you once identified with you'll now have to let go and replace. I couldn't carry myself the same way I was before I got saved I was a Christian now. I had to be mindful of the choice of words that I was speaking over myself. Learning how powerful words could be I couldn't speak doubt and lack or anything that could hinder my growth and my blessings. I stopped watching certain TV shows and became cautious of the type of music I was listening too.
I know it may seem like 1,2,3 & bam your life has miraculously changed. But it takes a lot of obedience and strength to give up the things you were use to doing. I was blessed to have a great church and great examples around me. People who genuinely cared about me and wanted to make sure that i was living a life holy and acceptable to God. Sometimes the people we have around us block us from receiving what God wants us to have and most of the time those people are friends and family. How can I just cut my friends off? How do I walk away from family? When your on a different path from those around you there really are only 2 options. They accept you and the life you have chosen for yourself and respect whatever changes you have to make OR God removes them for you lol. In the end I gained way more than what I had lost. My family supported me becoming a Christian and my friends were happy that I was happy, on top of that God had sent me a man I would soon fall in love with and show me how real having a relationship with God really was.