Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
Striving for the kingdom of God means to always stand for what's right, but it is a difficult thing to accomplish; it takes determination, because when you are in the process of seeking God's face, opposition is going to come from unlikely places. You family and friends may turn their backs on you. We all fear the unknown and the person you're becoming is unknown to them and they will be afraid and they may even call you a few names such as weirdo, extremist, just to name a few. I have been called worst names this past year. The truth is you won't even understand what is happening to you because you are "under construction". It can be a very lonely place to be but I am urging to keep on and keep moving, continue to follow God. It may be confusing now but it's going to make sense soon. You are going to find out that you are indeed an extremist: extremely blessed, extremely prosperous, extremely smart, extremely excited and extremely changed and anointed.
When you are saved (born again) the Holy Spirit begins to work within you and brings the best out of you. Your perspective on life changes because you will learn to walk by faith and not by sight. Meaning, It will not matter what the situations of life seem to be, you will learn to trust the word of God and you will always have peace in the midst of great challenges.
It is an exciting transformation and the people who are close to you may become intimidated because as you spend more time reading the word of God and growing spiritually, you end up spending less time with your family and friends and it's going to take some getting used to. You have to find a way to communicate to love ones what's happening to you and hopefully they will understand, but if they chose to forsake you, don't panic. God has a way to bless those who put Him first. When you give God's word your full attention you will know true happiness and fulfillment and you will never be alone because the Holy Spirit is with you.
Praise the Lord!