That's what happened to King Nebuchadnezzar, who had to learn some lessons in humility. Talk about humbling: For seven years the king was mentally ill and roamed the pastures outside the palace and chewed grass like a cow. After paying the price for his pride, the once self-centered king declared: "Now, I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all His ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to humble" Daniel 4:37.
In this confession, two words and one phrase are key for me: everything, all, and His ways.
These words speak to the king's new understanding of God's control and to the choice we must all make: His way or my way. Some men simply do not ask God, "How do you want me to handle this?" or inquire, "What does God's Word call me to do in this situation?" The reasons for not asking those questions are simple ignorance or blatant ignorance. Neither befits God's man, and both carry high price tags.
Taken from Every Man, God's Man