We are created in the image of God; but we spend a lifetime taking on the likeness of God. At a genetic level we are predisposed to have God - like characteristics but the reality that that we experience in our lives in very different.
This tragedy plays out daily as we choose to be self-centered rather than God-centered. The fundamental struggle for control is what Jesus spoke about most often in his teaching. There are two kingdoms vying for loyalty and dominance - two emperors seeking to extend their empires.