Remember who the real enemy is. A friend of mine reminded me the other day of that line in "Catching Fire" and it has popped up unexpectedly in my mind several times since then. Here's a quick view of it in case you've been under a rock the past few years and haven't seen it yet: http://youtu.be/rwxcNayRTI0
It's so easy to get caught up in our conflicts with friends, spouses, co-workers, kids, etc. that we lose sight of the bigger battle. Ephesians 6:11-13 reminds us of this:
"Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand."
Can't you just hear Satan (in President Snow's voice) saying, "Let it fly!"? Let it fly at the people around you who love you the most. Let it fly on the unsuspecting customer service rep. Let it fly on your boss. Even let it fly on yourself. But the real enemy is not any of those people.
Praying for you (and me) as we put on our gold bracelet/armor--that we would not get so far into the details that we forget who the REAL enemy is...