So you've turned your life around and accepted Jesus, now what? There will be people in your life ones you seek and the ones who volunteer their values and methods on you. They are usually people who mean well but still influenced by their past behavior and character traits. If you are not careful, you can fall into a groove that may lead you out of the will of God because you took their teachings to heart. That is why when you are a baby Christian, it is a process. You won't instantly get rid of your past life, because remember, we were all born with Adam and Eve's original sin. But do not fret, as long as you are Spirit-led, you will be just fine.
This situation wasn't a stranger to God's special guy. The Apostle Paul. Paul could have fallen into a man-pleaser groove. However, he adapted the God-pleasing method instead. He could have been what the present day name for fundamental Christian, a bible thumper, and started acting like the Jews. He fit the bill but God had another plan for him. He wanted Paul to become a new man. He could have been the disciple of all disciples, following their teachings to a tee, and although he listened and honored their counsel, he did not let them fully lead him. He listened to the Holy Spirit and let the Holy Spirit lead him, enjoying the liberty of being himself, just as how God wanted him.
We can all be cloaked in the ideals of the churches we attend, immersing ourselves in like-minded people but with that, caution has to be taken that we don't try to conform into something man-mandated under the guise of God's will. We have to recognize ourselves under the power of the Holy Spirit, and our freedom under it.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!