A belief "in" God is different from a belief "in the wonder of" God ... they are two entirely different things, and surprisingly, the difference is largely due to our DNA. What we think about God is based more on how we see ourselves and others, than about a real revelation of God.
There are people who are so "down to earth" that they do not want a God to show up and do the work for them. They pride themselves in a hard days work, and would be deeply embarrassed to be seen as a "free-loader". They despise the "easy" life, and measure their worth in terms of scars and struggle, writing off death and carnage as a necessary, and sometimes welcome part of life. They wouldn't have it any other way, and believe that tears are for the weak and laughter is an omen. Their God is a hard one who gives and takes, but mostly takes.
In contrast, there are people who are constantly on the look out for heavenly intervention, and for a boost from the "magic" in every day life. They expect sunshine and butterflies, and signs from heaven that point to a preferred path. They deliberately avoid the difficult road and will only acknowledge a quick brush with the woes of life. They are light-footed in their steps and measure their worth by how quickly doors open for them. They expect "pixie-dust" to help them fly, and believe that God has plenty of it. They believe that God is a giver, who came into their lives to primarily give to them.
These two types of people are just the briefest samples of how personality affects ones "belief" system, and of how humans interpret and interact with God through their own personal lens. The truth is that there are as many interpretations of God as there are people.
In the last few decades I have listened to many dozens of interviews with people who have had first person encounters with God, in dreams, visions and near death experiences, and one thing is certain ... ones personality highly affects the nature of the event.
In these encounters, child-like people sit with God the Father on the throne, in a family-like atmosphere under soft lighting, and they talk about fun stuff, whereas rigid people have their eyes shielded from God's holiness and they only discuss facts. Servant-based people are taken on tours of heaven whereas duty-based people are given their next assignment. Some people have their fears assuaged, whereas others are shown terrible things to come.
What is fascinating is that each is adamant that the God they met, is the one and only correct interpretation of God, and in addition, many walk away with a feeling that "they" are special, rather than that God is special. Many think that they were taken to heaven to be applauded, rather than to be corrected.
What is clear ... is that we choose our path with God, and often limit our relationship to a set of self-serving parameters. We can have any relationship we want, but we rarely acknowledge our part in it.
We will not really move forward as individuals or as a species, until we admit that most of what we believe about God is manufactured, and that we seldom let God be God. Both religion and atheism are afraid to open that door.