Take your stand against him, firm in the faith. This is taking from 1 Peter 5:9.
To do that, we need to prepare our mind and heart, to train ourselves now to do what is right. We do not know what our spiritual warfare may involve in the future. Therefore, would it not be wise to do some significant training during a time of relative peace? Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “keep testing whether you are in the faith; keep proving what you yourselves are.” This is taken from 2 Corinthians 13:5.
One way that we can heed Paul’s inspired advice is by making a serious self examination. Ask yourself such questions as: ‘Do I persevere in prayer? When faced with peer pressure, do I obey God as ruler rather than men? Do I attend Christian meetings regularly? Am I bold in speaking about my beliefs? Do I really tried to put up with my fellow believers’ shortcomings– just as they put up with mine? Am I submissive to those taking the lead in the local congregation and to those responsible for doing so in the worldwide congregation?’