We’re in a battle, but we don’t battle alone. God told us in the very beginning, “It is not good for man to be alone”
We were meant to handle life with the help of others. And sometimes those “others” will be the ones doing battle for us.
If you are at the point in your discouragement, that you want to quit, you have nothing left to give, enlist the help of others who can pray and do battle for you.
The officers were the first line of defense. And after them, then came the workers. The officers (friends) carried the major part of the battle, and it allowed the worker to work. But it also allowed the worker to begin to rebuild his ability to do battle.
WE can pray and do battle for others, but at some point, they will have to be able to defend themselves.
We can have others pray for us and intercede for us to allow us time to regroup, but we will eventually need to be strong enough to fight discouragement ourselves.