And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Jesus saved us when we could not save ourselves. On our own we were dead in trespasses and sin, lost and in desperate need of help. We walked in the same direction the world walked, carried away by the course in which it flowed. The course of the world flows according to the prince of the air which is Satan.
When we repented of our sin, we made an about face, believing in the Son of God through grace by faith, and we now walk contrary to the course of the world. We were saved by faith and now we walk by faith. Take up your cross daily and the world will see the difference. They will notice you walking in a different direction.