Luke 18:11-12 (AMPC) The Pharisee took his stand ostentatiously and began to pray thus before and with himself: God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men–extortioners (robbers), swindlers [unrighteous in heart and life], adulterers–or even like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I gain.
We came from God, we belong to Him, and we are sustained by Him. There’s nothing worthwhile we can do or count as coming from us apart from God.
Therefore it’s not I, me, or myself but God Himself in me, through me and for me that life is all about. Apart from Christ I can of myself do nothing. He’s the vine I am the branch. It is not I who lives but Christ who lives in me. Galatians 2:20. Concerning the mighty works He did, Jesus said – it’s not me but the Father who does His works in me. John 14:10
The I, me myself attitude is pride, it’s cutting oneself off from God’s life supply and flow and the result of it is death. When lucifer whom God had created perfect in beauty yielded to the I, me, my attitude he was corrupted and fell. Isaiah 12:14-19.
Do not look to and rely on the I – what I can do, what I have, what I know. Do not depend on “my understanding, my judgment, my opinion, my strength, my experience.
Look to and trust in Him (Christ). Live and walk in His Life, strength Wisdom, and help in you. Take on a new I and me. The I in Christ and Christ in me.
Adopt and adapt to the “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me” attitude.