“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.” Matthew 10:24 (NASB).  We plan our lives as if we are in charge.  To do our own thing is a way of rejecting our Master and denying our bond slave status.  To refuse to follow Him in what He taught, did and endured, is a way of setting ourselves above our Master.  Jesus lived lower than a slave; we have to get down there with Him; we are never above Him.