Lord God Almighty, reveal to me the shadows of insecurity that darken my soul, disguised as conduits of humility. Let me not fall into the trap of the enemy when he uses a virtue to trip me up in my walk of faith. Make me other-focused, Lord, not self-centered. When I fear failure, is that not a revelation of my own insecurity? Am I not more concerned with impression than with obedience when I declare my own iniquity? How could I be so blind as to not let gratitude for the assignment You give me vanquish my concern for the results? Truly, the Lord, my God, equips the call. Truly, I can do nothing apart from Him. What a privilege and a blessing to be in service to You, Jesus. What an honor that You would draft me into Your army of warriors to bring light to this world. Though I am not worthy, though my failures are many and my iniquities can be glaring scars in my life, You instruct me in my ways, desiring obedience, not perfect execution of the task. Lord, Your grace is sufficient. Your power is truly what makes me whole and complete, lacking nothing. Shed Your perfect light upon the shadowy insecurities of my soul until nothing hinders the radiance of the faith You have given me. Under the Word of truth in Philippians 2:3-4 and the authority of Christ, I humbly pray.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests
but each of you to the interests of the others.
Philippians 2:3-4, NIV