We pride ourselves on being the "man" or the "woman". There is an unspoken need or desire to be self-sufficient and independent. This is learned in early in life, as infants and toddlers. Children love to be able to do things by themselves and for themselves. No doubt, it is an important developmental stage.
However, when we, as young people and adults take on the prideful mindset of "I'm the man" or "I'm the woman", we miss something. We miss out on experiencing the grace and power of God. When we admit and confess our vulnerabilities, limitations, and weaknesses and acknowledge our need for His help, we experience more than we could ever produce in our own ability--his supernatural grace and strength.
What problem are you trying to solve? What difficulty are you attempting to work through? What addictive behavior or habit are you endeavoring to kick? Is there a problem in a relationship that has left you feeling weary or hopeless? If you are a child of God, he has given you supernatural grace that will sustain you through any trial or difficulty. Confess to the Father that you need Him. In so doing, his power will be perfected in your weakness.
Father, in Jesus' name, I confess that I need you. I have tried to do things on my own, but it has left me feeling tired, weary, and frustrated. I give my concerns to you. I thank you that your grace is more than enough. I thank you that your strength is perfected in my weakness. I thank you bringing rest, peace, and hope into my life. I receive your gift of grace and strength. In Jesus' name, Amen.