For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
We cannot back down.
We are in a battle for the souls and lives of these students God has given to us to serve.
They aren't perfect, they struggle, they can be apathetic, they can be on fire for God, they can be a baby believer. It's not easy to serve such a broad spectrum but it's what we have been called to do.
If I'm to do battle I must first make sure I'm suited up in the armor of God.
I must find strength in Him.
I must allow his Spirit to work through me.
The next time you feel like throwing in the towel remember the battle is not with the apathetic student, it's not with the disinterested parent.
It's a spiritual battle and you are on the front line.
Dig in and stand firm.