Or maybe you've said the same thing yourself. I believe this is no accidental perspective. I think God put us here on earth in a scenario that often feels like "forever".
To use a metaphor, employers want someone who will "forever" be trustworthy.
God wants children who will forever be trustworthy.
So how does God test us, he sends us here to earth and we have to endure, and time and time again choose him.
We often excuse ourselves and others because of circumstances, stresses, and on and on. But can you imagine giving excuses to your future employer if you blew an interview. He wouldn't take it, you are responsible no matter what for being faithful.
God wants only those who can prove themselves 100% faithful in even the worst situations, including those who came from abusive homes, live in poverty, were born with disabilities, were born with too much money, were born with too many talents or too little.
As Wendy Ulrich points out in her book (titled "Sin is not weakness") supposed strengths really aren't that different from weaknesses.
We have to take responsibility and be faithful over and over again, even when it seems like forever.
To take the metaphor a little further, maybe Heavenly Father only really hires Jesus, but then allows Jesus to take us on as interns, but we first have to enlist with him and give him all of the pay (glory).