The Requirements of Obedience Obedience can be defined as doing what God says, how he says, and when He says to do it. All three of these aspects are required, or it’s disobedience. To intentionally ignore what the Lord says and do what we desire in the way we want and according to our time schedule is outright rebellion. In essence we are telling Him that our way is better, and we want control of our lives. Now we might try to excuse our deliberate disobedience by claiming it was just a mistake, but in reality, we are rebelling against almighty God. Life at its best is only found in obedience to the Lord. He created us, loves us, and knows exactly how we should live and what we should do. Therefore to turn our backs on His plans for our lives is equivalent to rejecting the best He could possibly give us. The wisest thing we can do is to submit to the Lord and learn what is required to live in obedience to Him.