Well, some things have never changed.
1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
You've probably heard the old saying, "If you want to know who you will become, look at your 5 closest friends." Or "You will become who you spend the most time with."
Don't surround yourself with people who degrade you and think ill of your future.
Surround yourself with people who will tell you that you're smart, or talented. Surround yourself who will encourage you, even when you make mistakes. Surround yourself with people who believe in you.
Surround yourself with people of faith. People of faith believe that God created you with a great purpose. They think that God doesn't make mistakes and that He doesn't regret making you.
Choose the right people, choose Christ and choose hope. Then the direction of your life will change.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me choose the right people for my life today. AMEN