Morning Prayer Reflection: Do we seek the will of Christ or our own?

In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the one who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, we who first hoped in Christ. Ephesians 1:11-12 (NAB)

It was the horror of childhood - to be the last one standing as people were choosing teams. No one wanted to be that kid! Truth be told, I think even as adults we have some of that lasting anxiety. We want to be #1...or at least not the last. Here's the good news (and I mean Good News!) - Christ has chosen us. He has sacrficed his earthly life to open the gates of heaven...for us. How do we repay that sacrifice?
We are so bombarded with the idea that life should be exactly as we want it to be these days, that the thought of living it according to someone else's rules is shocking. The word "obedience" conjures up some medieval images, no? Yet, we have a Savior who has only our best at heart, what is truly for our best. Today's little Magnificat reflection before the morning Psalm says, "Obedience to God's designs in itself is an act of worship. Worship without obedience is hollow flattery. Yet both worship and obedience are less than Christian if they do not spring from the one root, love of God."
As we go about our daily business, do we pay attention to what God has instructed us to do, to BE? Or are we acting merely according to our own desires?