I have been in many personal battles in my lifetime. From each skirmish I won or lost, I learned something from them. I believe that life is a series of lessons and tests. The contest that we encounter can work as a gauge to point out what you are doing wrong or right; and they can help pinpoint your weak and strong areas.
However, one thing must be understood regarding one’s struggles: each opposition must be approached from an entirely different standpoint. What I mean by this is that whatever it took to overcome one opponent, the same approach cannot be considered for the next one. Why? Because your individual strengths and weaknesses may be inadequate for your next challenge. Each battle is different and cannot be taken for granted or assumed that you can carry the momentum over from your previous victory into your next confrontation.
Some people do not generally do well under pressure; others might thrive in the face of it. Regardless of the grade achieved while under pressure, the ultimate prize is a victory.
Victories do not come without a price tag. Sometimes it takes blood and tears. Other times, it calls for blood, sweat and tears, and everything in between. In your marriage, in your personal life or business, in your finances or in your spiritual life, to achieve your expectations you will encounter some battles. Do not shy away from the test. After you successfully pass the test, you then have a testimony.