God desires that we take control of our minds and subject them to his will and guidance. Quite often we think the opposite. In this life that we live, the bible encourages us to be renewed in our minds, we are encouraged to take thoughts captive and to set our mind on things above.
It may seem a little puzzling to us when it comes to the matters of dealing with our mind. We rather prefer that the control is handed over to us than being taken by ourselves. The Bible is clear, we need to subject our mind, we need to control our mind from being carried away and be distracted by the world.