Growing up i wasn't really exposed to many things. I've been going to a Coptic School since i was 10 [now 15] and for a few years, the majority of my friends have been Coptic Orthodox. I am now in a situation where there is a bigg chance i will be changing schools, and i'm worrieed. i'm worried about the way other people are going to influence me and i'm worried about my spiritual life gowing downhill since i won't be around praise and prayer for most of my time any more. i know that i will have to go out into the world one day and meet other people who are non-christians.. but i'll be ready for it then.. i hope . ? at the moment i'm at an age where my friends have HUGEE influence on my behaviour, morals and values. for example if someone swears alot around me soon my ears will be used to it and that might lead to swearing myself. this concept applies to many other issues aswell.
i want to know how others who have to live with these things every day deal with it and keep your eyes focussed on the prize, heaven. how do you keep yourself from getting caught up in worldly things and leaving the Lord behind ? plzz reply ..