Don't be self-reliant; be God-reliant. Without Him we can do nothing for God.
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."
But with Him, as the famous verse says:
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
And as the famous song says: "We are weak, but He is strong! Yes, Jesus loves me!"