A young man was told to sit down by his papa. He refused vehemently until the father took a belt and threatened to beat him. 

He sat and said, "on the outside I am seated but in my heart I am standing!" It is possible to follow orders but not from a right spirit.

By Apostle Pride Sibiya
To Submit: Yield, surrender, resign yourself.
I AM Sitting But I am Standing: I Learnt!
Obey: to comply, carry out orders.

While obedience is outward, submission is inward and what counts is obedience which comes out of a true submissive heart!
Chikuru kudiwa naMwari, Mwari vanoona mwoyo!

Apostle Sibiya