By virtue of his creation, mankind has a responsibility toward its Creator to obey Him. But God did not create robots who just follow everything He commands. He gave man the freedom to choose, whether he would follow Him, or not. Unfortunately, the opening chapters of the Bible show that man deliberately disobeyed God, leading to sin and punishment.
Still, God gave man a second chance, and even until today we are given chances to submit to His will and authority. But just like what the Scripture says, we are like sheep that has gotten astray. We only follow our own separate ways apart from our Shepherd.
What other verses say something about our submission to God? And if I am a lost sheep today, how can I find my way back? You won’t. But just stay still, and God will find you.