I wish I could say that was the only moment of stupidity in my entire life, but there have been so many times when I have struggled to do things in my own power and abilities, when the Lord wanted me to just trust in the "Light of the World" living inside of me. Our Lord does not want us to struggle and strive anymore than we want our own children to do so.
The little lamp sitting by my chair just wanted me to trust it to do the work of illumination once I had faith in its ability, by pushing the switch. The same is true with the Lord. we trust Him to be the power through which His Light shines through us. His light, me the little lamp.
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the Light of Life."