Consider a woman now in domestic violence. Thinking that her only means of stopping the attacks is to adjust her demeanor, or words or behaviors, she battles herself, denies her needs and adjusts. Consider the adult man victimized by sex abuse as a child. Thinking that his sexuality is the problem, he battles and denies his natural responses. A battle has an objective - what would you say is the objective in the battle these two people are fighting? I suggest that in these examples, the objective is to manage the trauma and it's impact. It's the wrong battle. It's wasted energy. And it does not produce freedom.
We have to fight for the freedom to be who we were created to be. We have to fight for our rights, fight for our authentic identity and the power and direction it provides. We have to fight the belief systems developed from wounding and trauma that tell us we don't matter or have no value.
Deep inside is the essence of you. It has not disappeared, it has not been destroyed. It waits, holding the treasures of your potential and the provision to accomplish it.
That's the correct battle!