One major brick we put in the wall between us and God is that most of us have our own plans and agendas for our lives. In most cases these plans don’t bring any fruitful results and may not be successes but we are too short sighted to see the end. We end up resisting God’s Will. We care about only ourselves, we want results right now, and we want it our way.
We tell God something like “Father you have given us salvation: so thanks a lot, but I’ll take it from here” . We don’t realise that we have greatness planned in us and we are just throwing it away. We forget that we are settling for something less, when we forget to consult God before we make any plans.
We are like a child asking permission from a father to jump off a cliff. We only see the thrill of the jump and the views we experience as we fall. The father on the other hand sees whats going to happen when we land. So when the father says no to the child, he gets angry with the father and does not feel like listening to him anymore. The truth is the father refused permission because he loves the child.