Hey, what's going on everybody? My name's, David, and I need some much needed Christian opinions/advice about a few things. First off, I'm 20, I'm working part time, and live with my mother and mentally disabled brother. We recently moved because of my parents divorce (I know divorce is wrong btw) but my dad initiated it, my mom is Christian, and was strongly against it, but that's another story altogether haha.
Uhm, alrighty, all of my friends live in my former hometown about 20-30 minutes away. (None are saved, sadly). Now, my problem is that they always want to hangout, but I always drive down to them, they've never made the trip up here, and I don't feel that's right. My friends are also a prime example of the saying "bad company corrupts good character". I tend to act like them if I hangout with them, and I know it's wrong. I feel I should make new friends, but I have none out here, and without them I wouldn't have any friends at all. What makes the situation even harder is we've been friends for a long time, and just flat out ditching them wouldn't feel right. I'd love to make Christian friends, I go to church, but everyone at my church is either very young or middle age/senior.
I've been a Christian for 5 1/2 years, and God has blessed me with much knowledge about Him and what's right and wrong. I feel He's allowed me to mature very quickly as a Christian for a purpose that I don't understand as of yet. Even with how much I know about prophecy and biblical things, this isn't any easier. I've found that when you become a Christian everything becomes harder, finding the right girl to date, the right friends, acting in a righteous manner instead of a worldly manner, etc. To most of you, I'm sure you're thinking "Well it sounds like you already know the answer to this." In a way I do, but I also have trust issues with God at certain times (something He's been helping me with.) I don't know... I just feel like I'll never find true Christian friends. The same goes for a true Christian girl. So many people are saved by mind, but not by heart. They use "Christian" as a title, and nothing more. I know we're in the last of the last days, and things are gonna get worse, I just wish things like this could be easier. I know American Christians have a cake walk compared to people in places like China or The Middle East, but we face our own challenges.
I also feel like I've been a prime target of spiritual attacks. Satan and his demons know that I'm saved, and they know God has blessed me with insight of the end times, and I know he wants to keep me quiet. Sorry for rambling, things are just crazy lol Thanks in advance for any input you may have. Take care.