I first came to the knowledge of the truth of Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible only a few years ago. For quite some time I had searched for understanding and knowledge of spiritual things through new age spiritual teachings and experimenting with psychedelic drugs. They always lead me to a dead end. Thankfully God had a plan for me and one day it all clicked and I was able to connect all the dots.
Everything that had happened in my life from my childhood to now. All the false spiritual paths I tested. All the mystical psychedelic drug experiences. All the bad and good times. All my relationships. Everything became clear for what they really were.
I realized that I am in the middle of a war. And that every one of us is deeply involved. A war for our souls. There are three types of people in this war. Those that follow Jesus Christ in obedience and faith. Those that follow Satan in obedience to him. And those that are ignorant of what world they are living in, sheep without a shepherd, having no clue of the danger their souls are in, some just mindlessly going on not caring for spiritual things or where they are going to end up after this short life.
God began to show me that I was surrounded by people who chose this world and the temporary pleasures of sin. That the majority of the world had given themselves to Satan. I found out everyone in my family had chosen Satan, sin and this world for their portion. And not only them but pretty much 99% of everyone I ever met, I was able to see, through spiritual discernment, that they too had willfully/knowingly chosen the same path (temporary pleasure for eternal misery).
I realized that every word of God was true and that Satan and his people use it to make war with us. We are to live in strict obedience unto God if we desire to be truly able to trust (have faith) in God. Satan and his people try to tempt us to live in disobedience unto God and go astray. For example, God does not want us to hate anyone, therefore our enemies will try to get us to have hate in our hearts. Another example, to get us to lust by making a woman bend over in front of you wearing revealing clothing. Yes, that's how real this war is. Satan has people everywhere to try to lead us down the wrong path away from living in obedience unto God. God allows them to tempt us so He can thoroughly test us and help us grow.
Proverbs 4:23 KJB
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
It is not an easy path to overcome this world and the lusts/evils of it. But if you care about not ending up in Hell, you will do whatever it takes. God will give you strength to do it, but it will not be easy at times as you will be thoroughly tried and tested.
Luke 12:49-53 KJB
"I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: for from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."