Let's take a lesson from nature: An Eagle and many other birds do not fight the snake on the ground! The eagle will seek out his target of attack and he will wait for the right moment to seize his prey... the snake!
He will pick it up and change the battleground, by taking the snake up into the sky... there the snake has no strength, no stamina, no power and no balance!! In the air the snake becomes useless, weak and vulnerable, unlike when it is on the ground where it's wise, powerful and deadly!!
So it is when a Christian finds him or herself in battles or spiritual warfare, we learn to take our fight into the spiritual realms by putting on the whole armor of God and by praying! It is there.... when we are in that spiritual sphere that God takes over our battles!!
We don't fight the enemy in his comfort zone, when we change the battleground, just like the eagle does... we allow God to take charge... as we continue to earnestly pray or even fast!! We can be confident and absolutely certain of full victory, when we learn to draw the battle lines of praying without ceasing, therefore allowing God in His mercy to fight our conflicts and battles.
Be prepared when you are up against more than you can handle on your own, use all the weapons that God has issued, so that in the end you will be shouting praises of joy and you will still be standing on your feet! Truth, faith, righteousness, peace and salvation are more than just mere words if we will learn how to apply them to our lives.
Your guideline is "The Word of God - Your Bible..." it is your most vital weapon and it will keep you on the path of life through the good and the bad times! Always remember... we are warrior's... God's warriors, we do not give up, we don't give in... and we never back down, we learn to pray...praying long and hard!!
And, I have learned that when "God's warriors get down on their knees, the battle isn't over... it has really just begun!" I also believe that God doesn't give the hardest battles to His toughest soldiers, God creates His toughest soldiers though life's hardest battles.