The book of Ephesians chapter 4, verses 21 to 24, Paul says, "If indeed you have heard him and have been taught by him as the truth is in Jesus that you put off concerning your former conduct the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And that you put on the new man which was created according to God in true righteousness and holiness."
Without Christ, people will continue to be deceived and become darker as the days progress. They'll be entrenched in behavior that alienates them from who they're supposed to be in God.
We have to get into the Word of God and trust Him for the power to put away this old nature. If we make a straight path in our hearts to God, God will fill every high place and low place, and He will give us the power we need to be the people we're called to be.
Remember now, above all things, it's time to pray.