In my time with the Lord this morning, He reminded me that He really doesn't need me to fight His battles. In fact, the passage I read repeatedly had God saying "I will." The God who created all and orchestrates all has the details in view--and a purpose for all. What He wills, He is willing (and intending) to bring about. He didn't call me to convict others of what they need to do. I need to heed His call and do what He desires for me to do--while rejoicing in what He has done and allows me to do!
So instead of being like Don Quixote who battled with windmills, I must choose to battle my own will and simply trust Him. When my spirit 'rises' up and is no longer humbly rejoicing in HIS will and willingness, I need to see the red flag of pride. Jerusalem, the place of religious pride, suffered captivity; Bethlehem, the place of a humble stable, became the source of salvation.
Jesus said He was meek and humble in spirit; He is the One I am to be like. Meekness is strength under control; it moves me toward the call of God in His ways. I 'will' nothing good on my own; it is all Him...and He is willing me to rejoice in Him. That will lead others to do the same. Have a blessed day!