Be alert to various dangers, be steadfast in your faith, act like an adult, and have a strong will so you can remain pure in the faith.
Some commentators think that Paul summed up the characteristics Christians should strive to have, using the imagery of a soldier on the verge of a battle against the Devil. To avoid his advice creating Christians that were too rigid, he followed up his advice with the next verse where he says: “Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14).
Some people have the idea that Christians should be weak, which generally comes from a misunderstanding of the virtue of “meekness” in Scripture. But “meekness” is not “weakness.” Jesus said he was meek and told us to be like him (Matthew 11:29). The New King James Version translates “meek” as “gentle.” Meekness is most often referenced in the Bible when referring to how we speak, such as: “A meek tongue is the tree of life…” (Proverbs 15:4), we should defend Scripture “…with meekness and fear…” (1 Peter 3:15), and “…a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in meekness correcting those who are in opposition…” (2 Timothy 2:24-25). Meekness means that we think about what to say, and when the right time is to say it before we do so.
And we pray
Lord Heavenly Father, Your Strength is my Pillar, my center, Your Spirit within me is The Source of my strength. Fill me with confidence in Your Essence. You are my EVERYTHING, Amen.