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Freedom Has Consequences

Freedom has never been an absolute right.

For example, freedom of speech is not your exclusive right.  You can say whatever the hell you want to say, and I can either ignore you completely or criticize you for it to my heart’s content.  And granted that what I have to say may offend you, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re right, too; it could be that you’re just too sensitive.

We are free to make decisions, even if those decisions lead to evil.  However we are not free from the consequences of the evil we decide to do, for freedom have its corresponding responsibilities – and accountability.

You have the freedom to say what you want and do what you want.  But that doesn’t mean anyone has to listen to you, and agree to, consent with, or support you so that you can continue your actions.  There is no protection from any criticism or consequences of what you say or do.  When people fight back they’re not taking away your freedom; they’re exercising the same freedom and right that you use and abuse.

A life lived without consequences have no deep meaning.  You will not need to be deliberate in thought, word, decision and action, because anything is possible for someone who does not have a conscience and who will not have to suffer any repercussions for it.  However this makes you a slave to every whim of your emotions and desires, and ironically it’s because of this that you have no true freedom.

You have free will, so use it wisely; don’t leave the decision-making of your life to someone else.  Be warned that anything is possible for the person who doesn’t have to do it, or suffer the consequences of it.  Do not relinquish your freedom to someone else.

Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.  (Galatians 6:7 – 10)

Freedom has consequences.  What you choose to do with your freedom, for good or evil, will determine the consequences you will receive as a result of what you do.  Choose wisely and choose to always do good for goodness is always rewarded with blessings.  Choose foolishly, and be responsible enough to fix your mess.

 

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