I just finished reading Heaven Is For Real and was struck by the following definition of child-like humility.
“What is child-like humility? It’s not the lack of intelligence, but the lack of guile. The lack of an agenda…It is the opposite of ignorance – it is intellectual honesty: to be willing to accept reality and to call things what they are even when it is hard.” (Heaven Is For Real, pgs. 74-75)
I pray this definition would encourage you to press into true humility in such a way that any type of “trying to prove your self” would be drown in the loving reality that you are already fully known and that He wants to use you in powerful ways.