We've all had those days where everything's been going great. We even pat ourselves on the back a little and congratulate ourselves for our accomplishments. But then "WHAM", something occurs that makes us realize that we're not all that. We even feel a little foolish for our prior thinking.
In my own life it seems that I'm always on this little roller coaster. I feel really good about the things I'm doing and then other times I feel like I'm a total failure. Where is the happy medium?
I'm reminded of Proverbs 16:18 that says, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." When things are going well we often think that we are responsible for how great our accomplishments are. Then our thinking gets the better of us and we start strutting in our pride. But we are imperfect humans and inevitably we will then come crashing down when someone or something points out our stupidity, inability, or foolishness. And probably behind that little "slap" to the head is God himself, reminding us that He is the one responsible for our talents and success. We are brought back to reality.
If we would only remember God ahead of time and not think so highly of ourselves maybe we could prevent the roller coaster and the "slap" to our heads.