Do you believe that standing up for Jesus means that you need to go out and stir up trouble? If Christ was a peacemaker who was thought to be a troublemaker, then isn’t he the same in you right now? You don’t have to try to be a troublemaker in order to be perceived as one. Stand upon that which makes for peace in Christ, and you will eventually be hit from all sides as the one with the problem.
If you are trying to make a stand by preaching stuff like the Sermon on the Mount or blasting away at the religious community as Jesus did shortly before being crucified, you may believe you are doing as Jesus did, but you may be only trying to do what you think Jesus did. Speak of the reality of Christ and the new creation in him and you will testify to the same reality Jesus testified to when he walked the earth.