It’s easy for God to stop being a Spirit person/personality to us and instead he becomes an object or a UFO, Santa Claus, The Judge, Big Pie in Big Sky, the Man Upstairs, a Force and other cultural nonsense.
Perhaps even a little more displaced and mystical is when God becomes Good, Love, Life, Happiness or simply some kind of emotional understanding.
The issue is not just our conditioned or perceived understanding of God, but that our perceptions of God are almost always outside of us and existing on some other plane instead of inside us existing as Inner Spirit. We need not go very far in our search for God.
The only real way for me to understand God is to look to the human Jesus… he reveals the Father to my inner man.
“Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” Jesus