Just like how God lead the Israelites through the wilderness after they left Egypt, sometimes He takes you the difficult way to protect you from yourself. He will set up trials to get us on our knees, get us back to our Bibles, wean us from the world, and make the watching world admit that there is a GOD. Do what you were told to do, and God will fight for you.
As believers, it can be tempting to conform to the world and try to live and be like everyone else. However, the desire to be like others should not take priority over obeying God. God will show you how to live the life you’ve always dreamed of if you simply abide and live in Christ Jesus.
One way to have a closer relationship with God is to do what Jesus did while He was on Earth. Jesus chose to take time to pray. In fact, the Bible says it was “His custom” to seek time with His Father. Jesus had His priorities in order. Now, it’s our turn! The level of Word you sit under determines the level of Word you live under. It’s not enough to get it right in our hearts, but also, to get it right in our heads.