God: can portray a paradox at times…
Matthew 16:25 (KJV) ““For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.”
God gave life to us freely and with it He blesses us abundantly within the life He granted to us; but at the same time He gave us the will to live for Him and give back the life He gave to us.
It can be quite confusing if you take your eyes off of it, but just focus and you will understand the expectation. If we take up our lives into our own hands, it will be a problem you see, for the intent is to place our lives back into the hands of Him who created us: surrender it all.
Quite a dilemma, but one that makes a whole lot of sense; partnership, agreement, intimacy with Him brings about completion and a life that is found in Christ Jesus.