Luke 21:14-15 But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
What happens when you position yourself for a fight? You fight. This is what happens so often in relationships and things escalate rather than resolve. Rather than listening, we become focused on what we are going to say next. We get all worked up defending ourselves to the point where peace can’t be achieved. Or what about times when someone is attacking your character? You feel robbed, cheated, and slandered. You feel as though you must be ready at all times to defend yourself.
However, Jesus said not to worry about it. How do you not worry about defending yourself? Well, you hold on to the truth that He is your defender. You hold on to the fact that He will give you the words when you need them. Worry and anxiety about this comes from a place of insecurity. So our aim must be to gain a confidence in who we are, which will only come from drawing closer to Jesus. Allow Him to speak truth to you about who you are. Allow Him to give you the words you need to say. Allow Him to close your mouth when you really feel like you need to defend. This is the Jesus self-defense crash course: let ME handle it!
Okay Jesus… I will let YOU handle it today.