"O God, be exalted over my possessions. Nothing of earth's treasures shall seem dear unto me if only You are glorified in my life. Be exalted over my friendships. I am determined that You shall be above all, though I must stand deserted and alone in the midst of the earth. Be exalted over my comforts. Though it mean the loss of bodily comforts and the carrying of heavy crosses I shall keep my vow made this day before You. Be exalted over my reputation. Make me ambitious to please You even as if a result I must sink into obscurity and my name be forgotten. Rise, O Lord, into Thy proper place of honor, above my ambitions, above my likes and dislikes, above my family, my health, and even my life itself. Let me decrease that You may increase, let me sink that You may rise above."
-A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God