Unfortunately, we mistake freedom for independence. God has given us freedom to choose our own path. However, when we feel that path includes independence from Him, we miss the point. As a baby is dependent on their parents, we are also dependent on God. To our own demise, we tend to act like a teenager who thinks we can be independent from our parents.
Lord help me to realize that in a world that values independence, I will only struggle when I choose to be independent from You.