Psalms 147: 11 “The Lord takes pleasure in those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy and loving-kindness.”
In reality there is no such thing as a self-made man. There can’t be because every person has to have had help at some point. Did they make it to where they are without help from someone in some form? Are they not indebted to their parents, mentors, teachers, friends? God has put people in our lives to help us along the way. We can’t be self-made because we are God-made.