The devil always attempts to alienate us from God by encouraging independence and self-reliance. Our defense is not found in our own spiritual skills, but in being clothed in the righteousness of Christ. What are you wearing?
Jesus said, "But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all" (Mark 10:43-44 ESV). Maybe he wasn't kidding. Maybe the Christian life is a competition for last place.