Those who serve Christ will face a battle. We will face opposition from Satan, unregenerate family members and friends, our flesh, and the world. Don't give up! God has appointed both the battle and the enemies. It is for your good and his glory. Read the following excerpts from John Calvin's sermon on 1st Timothy. This will encourage you and help steel your spine.
"Every man feels in himself how he is assailed on all sides, we need not go out of ourselves to know what war means, and enemies that torment and trouble us; for as many thoughts and affections as we have, so many enemies we have, which turn us away from following God and his word. And again, there are an infinite sort of temptations which Satan lays across our paths. To be short, the faithful have to fight if they want to serve God. They have to fight against nature and against many temptations which Satan always has at hand; for the devil makes as great resistance as he can, because the doctrine of salvation which is preached unto us by the Gospel is, as it were, the soul of the church, the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the bliss of men. Therefore the utter destruction of Satan must be at hand, and this is the cause why the Gospel cannot be preached without the devil going into such a rage that he goes about to break off the course of the Gospel. Yea, he sets as many as he can on fire with madness; he has many supports, he will find at all times instruments enough in the world, as we know, that until God changes us we are given to wickedness and bend ourselves to nothing else.