"We are often told - or just whispered to - that what we need is more self-esteem. That is false. What we need is more humility and more Christ-esteem." ~ Ray Ortlund, Jr.
He must increase, we must decrease.
This isn't an insistence upon our rights or our value, it is a declaration of His right as Lord and His value as Savior.
We are valuable because He values us.
It begins with Him, not with us.