Paul, called himself less than the least. He is viewed by many as the greatest apostle. Paul, who gave us much of the New Testament as God breathed it to him, views himself as the least apostle (1 Corinthians 15:9).
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; — Ephesians 3:8 (KJV)
Paul knows, as we should too, that to be used of God he must be nothing and God must be all. In other words, he can do nothing of himself but must give himself totally to be used of God. Jesus taught this principle in that God will choose those that he can use and not those that can do it in their own power.
So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. — Matthew 20:16 (KJV)
How many Christians glory in their own power and accomplishments? Examine yourself! Is it of God or of man?
God bless, Mike