The flesh believes, that to be strong we have to stand up for ourselves and be ready to physically fight, and to speak harshly towards others. That we should never swallow our pride, but to prove ourselves to others.
There is nothing wrong with standing up for ourselves, but it’s how we stand. God will fight our every battle if we let him. He will tell us want to say in the time it needs to be said. We don’t have to practice it beforehand. Pray, and God will speak it through us. He knows what we are going to face before we know it. He is our saviour.
We are to be humble. But the flesh sees humility as being weak — a doormat. What the flesh does not know is, humility is wisdom, strength and power, and the flesh is weak. Any battle against us, is against God.
Jesus didn’t walk around showing himself mighty, but he humbled himself, ever step of the way, and God exalted him . . . every step of the way. Through his humility, He died for us, to live with us.
Humble yourself in order to become wise, and God will exalt you. He will lift you up. He will cause your enemies to be good to you. He will fight your battles.
Remember, you have to give account to God, not man.
Matthew 10:19-20 (KJV) – but when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Matthew 6:8 (KJV) – be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Matthew 26:41 (KJV) – watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Hosea 13:4 (KJV) – yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
I Peter 5:6 (KJV) – humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.
Romans 14:12 (KJV) – so then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.