My four year old loves to run through the shopping mall parking lot. My wife does not love when my four year old runs through the shopping mall parking lot. It is very dangerous. Cars can't see a four year old darting out from behind parked cars. My four year old resists holding my hand (i.e. - submit) to me and my wife's rule. My wife and I know that the temporary lack of choice and freedom is for my daughter's own well being and allows her to have more choices and freedom in the future.
Lord, help me to understand that submitting to You and Your will is in my best interest.