For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
The first place someone turns in reliance says a lot about where their motivations lie. If we rely on our own strength, we will soon lose our motivation. But our Father in heaven has an endless supply of strength, mercy, grace, and love stored up for each of us if we’d simply humble ourselves and turn to Him in our times of need.