The gift of God which has lit our hearts ablaze does not always burn brightly, & like the Olympic torch of recent days there are many in the world that would try to snuff it out. Opposition to God is great & persistent & many governments seek to deliberately supress the truth one way or another. Of this we can be sure says the Apostle & the words of Jesus are no different, synchronised Scripture. 2 Tim 1:6-10.
To make matters worse we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to our immaturity & sinful nature, we can in fact defeat ourselves. But again, in all of this we are urged to hold onto the gospel brought by the Herald, Apostle & Teacher Paul that points to the risen Christ.
As it was with Timothy so it is with us. Not by might or power, but by the Spirit of God. Obviously there are things that we can apply & do in our lives as we hold fast to the glorious gospel that brings true Hope in a world of perishing souls. For us the party is at the end also, when all the work is done. 2 Tim 1:11-14.