Our Lord places a lot of emphasis on obedience. Unlike man’s demands of obedience to foster control, our Lord’s commandment to obey is for our good. Remember, Isaiah 1:19 (NKJV), “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land.”
Without the mind of Christ, our decision making is confined to our own human reasoning. When we trust God to lead us and allow the Holy Spirit to pray through us, our response will be the right answer that God is looking for from us.