We’re still exploring reasons people have for not being as close to God as He would like. We’ve gone from not even acknowledging His existence to sharing parts of our lives with Him. One of the biggest things that keeps God at a distance is our desire to be in control.
Independence goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve’s sin was that they decided to take control for themselves and to go forward apart from God. Remember, they were told they could be like God, that’s not a bad thing to want it’s just that they were doing it without Him. We still struggle with this today. There are areas of our lives that we allow God to be part of and others that we want to handle on our own. I wish it were easier to understand that what God’s looking for is not taking over control of our lives. What He yearns for is to share our life, to do it all, together.