When I was teaching school, sometimes I would have a child decide on their own that they needed to spend their time doing something else. Now, when you first read that sentence, you probably automatically assumed I meant that they were "goofing off" but many times, they weren't. Surprisingly, the things they were doing were in themselves "good things". They might decide to straighten up the books, clean the whiteboard, take around the wastebasket, help someone with their work, etc. These weren't bad things. The problem was, they weren't doing what they were supposed to be doing. Though their intentions were good, I wasn't happy with their actions. They weren't being obedient. They weren't doing what I had asked them to do. Often times, they did not understand why I was having them do a certain task but I knew. Eventually, they would understand. They would see the pieces all come together and say, "Oh! That's why you said to do..."
May we all simply strive to be obedient and do what God has asked us to do.