We all have fights. Some we initiate. Some seem to come out of nowhere.
Instructions to increase the possibility of winning the ones that are not optional can be helpful.
First, inhale deeply. You cannot do anything for long without breathing.
Get your bearings. You need to know who is the true enemy. We are told in the Divine Manual that we are not ignorant of his devices.
Make sure your heart is where it needs to be. Focused on Him. The One Who gives strength for the entire battle and Who teaches our hands to war … if we let Him. He is the God of angel armies. The Lord of Hosts. The battle is His anyway.
Rest assured that although you may be bruised and bloody before it is all over, victory is assured and there is a Balm in Gilead for our wounds. Fight. There is much that is worth fighting for.
Speaking truth: This took more that 5 minutes.