Welcome to Biblical Self Help!
Is "Self Help" something that should even be in a Christian's vocabulary? Aren't we supposed to completely trust in God to change us? Or is there some part we're supposed to play? What does the Bible say about the subject?
The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:27, "I buffet my body daily." Improving your body is a form of self improvement. Getting an education is another form of self improvement, as you sharpen your mind and grow its knowledge.
2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us that we must bring every thought "into capativity to the obedience of Christ." This is something we do, with the power of the Holy Spirit. And learning to control your thoughts could be considered another area of self help.
Biblical self help is not relying upon yourself as the answer to your problems and the master of your fate. Jesus said in John 15:5, "without Me, you can do nothing." We can do nothing of any positive eternal consequence without the power of God.
Biblical self help is putting into action the things God reveals to you that will move you forward. It is being a good steward of everything God has put in your care -- your body, your mind, your spirit, and your relationships with others. And that is what Biblical Self Help is all about!