It truly does help when we meditate on His word to keep our flesh in subjection.
There were so many times growing up when I just wanted to lash out on people, but whatever scripture I needed would come to mind, and I would mumble it under my breath, repeatedly, until my flesh calmed down.
Most situations requires us to humble ourselves. Keep in mind that by doing so we are not giving someone the upper hand, and meekness does not make us weak. Practicing and possessing those characteristics makes us wise. .
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. .
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. .
...Practice the fruits of the Spirit, and be wise in all that we do.