Take it even into the adult world. I HATE being told what to do - especially in areas I feel like I have it under control. I'm doing my job, doing the things I've done for 17 years, I dont need help or reminders of what I need to do on a normal day....am I the only one in that? Probably not.... its childish, I'll admit, but I think its human nature.
After all, we are human & we DO feel like have control over situations.
A big joke around our house, whenever I ask Ricky to do something, he'll do it (SOMETIMES) & he'll say out loud "Dont tell me what to do".... I'll do the same thing when he asks me to do something - just out of a funny habit, those are the words we'll say.
Then I read in Psalm 119:20, it says:
"My soul is starved & hungry, ravenous! - insatiable for your nourishing commands."
The picture of that verse in my mind is exactly opposite of what I think of how people take "commands".... Command is such a big word... as soon as I hear it, I instantly get my guard up with "Dont tell me what to do!" sitting on the edge of my tongue.
But looking again, I realize that its talking about the soul longing for commands... for GOD's commands! We KNOW His commands and orders are going to be the perfect will for us... why wouldnt we want to do it? But I think we STILL sometimes will look at God & tell him once again, "I've got this under control. I dont need your help"
Can you imagine if your children came running to you asking, "mommy, what can I do next? Please tell me!" - wouldnt it just make your day? Wouldnt you want to give them orders & "commands" that would help them accomplish something?
Can you imagine what God would feel like if we ran to him with the same question? "Father, what can I do next? Please tell me!"
I pray we all look at God's commands with a longing... ready for them to nourish us...