Self introspection, sometimes not a good thing, however much needed when called to follow Jesus Christ. Taken from Mark 9
"Why could we not cast him out?"
The causes of spiritual impotency seen in this chapter are obvious.
Lack of faith (all things possible...O faithless generation),
Lack of prayer (this kind cometh not out but by prayer),
Lack of humility (argument regarding who is the greatest),
Lack of love (he follows not us).
Stirred to confess carelessness and lack of concern in prayer.
(Borrowed)--although true of me