Answer: The Creator, He said: “I have created the evil inclination; I have created the Torah as a spice, since the Light in it reforms.” “Correct the breaking and you will receive a reward. I have created you small and you can reach My level, eternity, perfection, knowledge, and pleasure. Everything is before you!”
The Creator could have created us in the state of wholeness. But we are required to want to attain this level by ourselves so that we will use our free will.
Question: And what do we gain from our free will?
Answer: It will give us a feeling of attainment, revelation, and filling. It is all me!
Imagine a person who was born a prince, compared to a person who has attained the status himself and has become a king. That is the whole difference.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/23/17