The man who said “then you win” wasn’t a Christian but he certainly keyed into God’s wisdom. He was talking about natural battles but the application is perfect for spiritual battles. He learned the hard way through the near impossibility of a social revolution in his home country of India. His name was Gandhi and he prevailed.
This is what he said. “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”
If you know in advance about this pattern of attack by the enemy you will stand a much higher chance of seeing the battle through. Why? Because you will see the end result up front and not give up when the going gets really rough. Just stick with it through all the phases.
After all, why should Satan bother to actually fight you if he doesn’t have to exert the energy? Maybe you’ll give up on your own if he just ignores you. Once he knows you’re serious he can start laughing at you and try to make you feel foolish. Like; “Really now, do you seriously think you can made a difference for God. Little old YOU? HA!”
You now ignore him and continue pushing through for whatever God has called you to do. Since ridicule didn’t work he will have to step it up a little. A serious fight will erupt. But you are expecting it and you just smile, knowing victory is really getting quite close.
Keep praying; keep proclaiming God’s Word; keep doing God’s work. Don’t stop short. THEN YOU WIN!