Who is changing you? Your friends, or God?
The world, or God?
The music you listen to, or God?
Sometimes sadly, it's not God who is changing me. It's the people who I surround myself with. It's this world. It's the music I listen to. It's the peer pressure of trying to be cool and look cool.
It's a struggle. But, if we want to be a light of this world and change it we must be changed by God. Not what your friends do on Saturday nights. Not what the artist says he's smoking in the song. Not what this world says what we ought to be. God will change us for the better. For His kingdom.
How does God change us?
Spend as much time with Him as your friends.
Listen to worship music as much as you listen to your favorite band.
Read your Bible the same amount as your trying to be cool for this world.
Who's changing you? Who will you allow to change you? This world? Or God?
"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12