At first it bothered me to hear that statement. The more I thought about it , the more I understood what they meant. Ultimatly our God is in charge of all things. However by His wise choice He does not control all things. If we reread Genisis He wanted us to control the planet. Adam gave the animals names that destined ther nature. He was to subdue the earth and cultivate it.
After decideng to belive the enemy of God over God, God had to make it so we did not live forever in that condition. After reading through the bible I see that God chose to be an influence . He arranged circumstances for people to learn how things work and the consiquences for action.
He went to great lengths to protect our right to choose. He only wanted to win our love and devotion through our choice to do so. How cold it be love in action if you had to.
He is a God who like any 'good Father hopes you will choose to consult with Him and work with Him.
Control is the enemy of our souls tool to wreck your life and turn you from God. Self control is one of the wonderful fruits of the Spirit of Christ in you the hope of glory. There is much untapped gloory in you.