You have Free Will. It has built the world you live in.
Are you happy with it? If not, then YOU need to do what it takes to change it. No one else can do it for you. You have built it and only you have the power to change it.
If your answer to this is, I didn’t do it. I’m just not lucky, or, the world has it out for me, or, it’s all that woman’s (or man’s) fault, or, anything else in the vast litigy of excuses people have used to try to shift their blame, you need to take a step back and learn something.
We have been created as free men, with the power of God in our minds and the divine right of Free Will. Free Will that can be used for good or for evil.
What most seem to conveniently forget, is that the divine right of Free Will is a double edged sword. On the one hand is the right to Free Will, on the other is the obligation of personal responsibility.
People speak of their rights, but most often ignore the responsibilities that go with rights.
Every right has a corresponding obligation of responsibility. The greater the power given by a right, the greater the responsibility that goes with it. “With great power comes great responsibility”. You’ve heard that one before haven’t you?
The truth within that statement is often overlooked, and therein lies the difference between Free Will used for good, and a much shadier form of Free Will that creates evil.
The fact is, your use of Free will, in other words, your choices, have put you right where you are! No one else is responsible for where you are! The choices you have made created the habits that you follow each day. Your choices set in motion all the things that are happening and will happen to you. Choices, and the refusal to choose (which is also a choice) have created every incident in your life and controlled how you handle what happens to you.
And you can’t get away with the proverbial “I didn’t have a choice”! You always have a choice, it’s just that sometimes you don’t like the choices you have, or the easier choices are always more attractive.
Every choice you make is like throwing pebbles in a pond. Consequences ripple out in every direction. If you have not thought through and been very intentional with each choice, you are going to be blindsided by many of the consquences you have set in motion.
You can not exercise Free Will without creating consequences, so doesn’t it make sense to be a bit more careful, a bit more responsible with your choices? The responsibility for each of the consequences of your choices is yours, and yours alone, so think before you choose and be ready to accept the responsibility for whatever that choice brings.
I repeat, Free Will is a double edge sword that can cut both ways.
Free Will is a gift of the Creator. It is your birthright, your test, your burden and your responsibility. It isn’t something you can use when you feel like it and put aside when you don’t. Every action in your life is the result of a choice you have made. All choices have repercussions, good or bad. All outcomes of your choices are your responsibility and there isn’t anyone else you can truthfully push the blame on to.
This whole idea of personal responsibility is something that is very hard for most people, especially members of Western society to accept. Our society is mired in the many ways we attempt to push the responsibility for bad things on to someone else. To avoid blame, to avoid responsibility.
Our polititions and our business leaders excell at avoiding responsibility and the rest of society follows blindly along.
This is why we are the most litigious society on the planet. People sue over anything they can get away with simply to push the blame for some consequence onto someone else (and to take something they haven’t earned from someone else). It is also why so many people in this country have a victim mentality. They live their lives acting like they are a victim without any responsibility for the misfortune that their choices have brought on to them.
When you give up your power by attempting to shift the blame for a consequence that is actually your responsibility, you also give away the ability to fix it.
You can’t depend on someone else to fix you or your life. No matter how much you look to someone else, be it a family member, a friend or the government, they can’t fix you! No matter how much of your power you give away, no matter how many of your freedoms you trade away, all you are doing is making yourself impotent.
No one can fix you or your life other than you. You created it, you are responsible for it and you need a clear head and better choices to fix it. It isn’t that you can’t do it, you can. It is simply that you need to develop better discipline and be more conscious of what the consequenses are of each choice before you act on it.
There is one more point about Free Will that you need to be aware of. You are not allowed to use your Free Will to take away someone else’s Free Will. Meaning, your use of Free Will can not force anything on anyone else against their will. To do so would be a choice to mis-use your Free Will and you will be responsible for the consequences of that choice.
You have Free Will.
It’s a fact.
Start being more conscious of the choices you’re making and your life will change. What direction it will go, is as always, fully up to you.