For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:12, 13 NIV84)
Because all the struggles we have are not merely coming from you alone but are brought about by the devil, then there’s no reason to be defensive. If there is bad character detected in you, you can always be sure that you were not the only one involved in producing that (Although you bear all the consequences for it).
Therefore humbling yourself is easier knowing that you’re not the only one responsible for it. So if its not just because of you, then the solution for the issue will not come from you, but from our Lord. All we need to do is identify the battle and arm ourselves with Gods winning battle gear… The full armor of God