Football is such a grueling sport. The players punish their bodies through the tireless training, practices, and workouts. Their goal is to achieve victory when they meet their opponent. Day after day we are assailed by a relentless enemy who only gives up when we fall into sin. Let me take that back, he never gives up! Once we fall into sin, he keeps reminding us of how worthless we are for having fallen. The truth is, we try to meet our opponent without being prepared. We enter a fight without ever having trained! What happens when you're not prepared? You lose. In a game, even though there can only be one winner, the training will make you fierce! You would never step onto a football field as a player without the proper training, so why would you engage the enemy of this world without being properly equipped. Ready yourself for battle, study God's Word, pray, and worship Him.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37