Father, what does it feel like to be the answer of life? Everything hinges on you. Without you sustaining the world, it would not exist. It only makes sense that we should praise you and glorify you. You created the world. You sustain the world. You offer us freedom through Jesus Christ; without him there is no freedom - no salvation. Everything centers around you, and it should.
Yet, you are so humble. You stoop down to us. You desire a relationship with us, even though we believe everything centers around us. Obviously, no relationship can last long that way, unless both parties stoop. It is so hard for us to stoop, even though we are absolutely nothing compared to you. We created nothing. We sustain nothing. We are no source of salvation. We are just extremely proud human beings who think the world revolves around us. We need you to deliver us from our falsehood. And, you have delivered us - in Jesus Christ.
What would it be like to be God? The only image that came to mind was one of being a parent. A young child is totally dependent upon the parent. Where does the child go to for food? Where does the child go if he/she needs clothing? Where does the child go if he/she wants a new toy? Where does the child go if he/she is afraid of the dark? To the parent. The list could go on, but the parent provides most everything for the child. So, how does it feel to be the parent, to be the one who provides everything for one's young children? There is a sense of sovereignty and authority and control, because you, as a parent, provide everything, but not in an evil sense. If you know what it feels like to be a parent with a young child depending on you, and you being the source of all their needs, then you might have a glimpse of what it is like to be God. Of course, what motivates parents, or what motivates God? Love. As love motivates parents to guide and to provide their children's needs, how much greater and purer is God's love for us as he directs us and provides everything we need. (Obviously, the parenting analogy is limited, because there is much a parent cannot control like whether their child gets sick or other circumstances the child faces.)
Yet, remember also, the parent also has other stuff to deal with: the poop, the "throw ups," the "No's!", the rejection of what you offer, the stubbornness, if not rebellion, and so forth. The children too want their own way. They too want the world and the family, more specifically the parents, to revolve around them. So, the parent's tough love at times creates tension, because the parent needs to provide what is best for the child and not what the child wants. The child does not always want what is best, and the child expresses it negatively. As the parent experiences this negative feedback from the child, so God experiences our negative feedback. We as people often don't want what is best from God, only what pleases us. And, we often let him know. Yet, God's love does not stop. It persists even when we are unlovable.
I wonder what it would be like to be God.
Don't worry, I'm not rushing to send my resume.