Life can be likened to a car... things happen, we need to refuel, maintain the car in order to have "wheels" with which to progress.
One thing that happens to cars too - usually unexpected is a deflated tire - I'm not aware of anyone who would drive over spikes on purpose.
If, more like when, your tire is deflated, you have one of four choices:
- Keep driving with the deflated tire and get nowhere "fast" since you'll destroy the other good tires,
- Park the car and stop going anywhere,
- Put on the spare tire and continue to your destination or
- (Especially if you don't have a spare tire), look for someone to help you fix (inflate) the bad tire and continue on your journey.
No matter what the devil does to deflate your will (& wheel) to progress towards your God-assigned destiny, deflect it and keep going. Don't let a deflated tire "tire" you (pun intended).
Eph 6:13 tells us what to do: Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. (NLT)