To serve God with any success, for doing God’s work well, we must know our own weakness. If we march into battle in our own strength, when we boast, “I will conquer,” defeat is not far away. God will not go with one who marches in his own strength. Those who serve God must serve Him in His way, in His strength, or He will never accept our service. God will only reap of the seed sown from heaven, watered by grace, and ripened by love. Are you worried about your own weakness? Fear not, for we must acknowledge our weakness before the Lord will bless our effort. Our emptiness is preparation for being filled, and our casting down is the making ready for being lifted up.
based on a Charles Spurgeon writing