Obedience is not a word we like to hear in the “modern” world.
We think it limits our freedom: “I want to be independent and free to make my own choices”
Yet, we can confuse our freedom with conforming to society’s norms and expectations. I think I’m being free in the clothes I wear at uni, but really I’m dressing in a certain way that conforms to the culture around me. This isn’t objectively a bad thing, but we need to be aware who or what we are being obedient to, when we believe we are “free” to make choices.
Is there something in your life that you’re obedient to?