In the attempt to build self-confidence and independence, we preach "Yes, you can". But that attempt also leads us to an unrealistic expectation and the false sense that we are truly independent. Yes, we are free to do many things on our own but we are not meant to be truly independent. We will always be dependent on God, especially when it comes to our eternal salvation. In that realm, we can't save ourselves from ourselves.
Lord, thank you for saving me and help me to realize I can't save myself.