I have no need of a bull from your stall
or of goats from your pens,
Let us not ever think that we are doing God some great service when we are obedient. God does not need us. He wants us.
The things that we do, even our missions and our churches and the like, do not meet some cosmic need that God has. He could do all things without us, but the great cosmic miracle is that he wants us. He wants to use us. He wants our desires to be fulfilled in Him.
But we so often forget this and we begin to do our duties and think that God is pleased because we are helping Him out. He doesn't need our help to get things accomplished.
Chuck that self-esteem today, and instead choose to esteem Christ.