If you recognize Jesus as the King He is, you won't want independence from Him, you'll desire intimacy with Him and you'll realign your life under His gracious, loving rule.
Don't seek to preserve your idea of the good life. Instead seek King Jesus' presence and submit to His definition of the good life.
God doesn't want us to just do life for Him, rather He invites us to do life with Him empowered by His presence and power through the person of the Holy Spirit! Learn to listen expectantly to His still small voice, anchored to the Word, and just...
How we live and work either lends credibility to our witness or harms our witness for Jesus? How's your work?