Hardcore atheists and theists are at two extremities. One doesn’t believe in a higher power, while the other submits entirely to it.
Looking back at everything that we have experienced in our lives, is it possible to completely deny the influence of anything except ourselves? My teachers influenced my education, as did my mentors my career.
Conversely, is it possible to leave everything to a higher power? I wouldn’t even get off the bed then!
We keep blind faith in our drivers (a quick snooze at the wheel?), barbers (one knife swipe when our eyes are closed?), pilots (we don’t check their flying capabilities before belting up) and countless others (in math, we started with let’s assume x=1).
We would do well to apportion some faith to a higher power, and some faith to our inner power.
Vedanta teaches us that in reality, there is no difference between the two powers.