The demands of the culture are screaming at you to give in. The stereophonic blasts calling you to conformity at times even seem to shriek from your own consciousness.
But there is a more powerful voice coming from the One who through this voice gives you strength to stand and move ahead.
You need the Word. You need your Bible. You need preaching. You need teaching. You need the prophetic blessing that comes from corporate prayer and fellowship.
You were made to live richly, but you cannot even survive poorly apart from the Word of God. And with His Word comes the renewal of the Holy Spirit. You have no chance without Spirit-renewal.
“So, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation whatsoever to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you keep on following it, you will perish. But if through the power of the Holy Spirit you turn from it and its evil deeds, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13)