"If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, "I can't surrender," or "I can't be free." But the spiritual part of our being never says "I can't": it simply soaks up everything around it. Our spirit hungers for more and more. It is the way we are built. We are designed with a great capacity for God, but sin, our own individuality, and wrong thinking keep up from getting to Him. God delivers us from sin--we have to deliver ourselves from our individuality."
-Oswald Chambers "My Utmost For His Highest"