Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
I think the whole point of the verse is that I am not as smart as I think that I am. I need to know that God knows more than I do and is able to do more than I am able to do. Instead of thinking of how I know what is best I should go to Him and find out what His Word says and then do it.
It is so easy to not seek God unless it is a catastrophe. Then we seek Him only because we have no options. Wouldn’t it be much easier to just realize that I am not as smart as I think I am and just start trusting the Word of God.