Like the prodigal son who decided to walk away from his family, we too have a free will. When we make the decision to commit to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we gain both responsibility as well as great liability. The responsibility involves being a witness to the love of Jesus, following His Word and doing what the Lord tells us to do. It is a disciplined life; like it or not. The liability occurs when we walk away from God. Those who do walk away decide to live their lives for themselves or to be free from restraint. But why? Sometimes it's anger or even an unforgiving spirit. Ask a woman who is experiencing divorce or a homeowner who feels cheated by the current housing market.
When someone walks away from God they begin to think differently then personal desires, deception, wrong decisions and finally departing from God occur. A wandering and wondering spirit takes hold. It's important to understand that God doesn't give us a totally free will -- only He has that. God gives us a limited free will to pick and choose. And when we choose incorrectly He will allow heartache to enter our life and most certainly bring situations that are unpleasant to deal with. Sometimes there are emotional or physical repercussions which create pain and painful memories. Sad but true, the scars from sin can last a lifetime.
Always remind yourself that living for Jesus Christ brings life both here and in eternity. When you walk away from God you will be in want for everything so.. don't do it. I would rather live a "dangerous" life in Christ knowing that I'm protected by Him than live for myself while waiting for a life changing time bomb to explode at any moment. God will forgive your sins and if you're saved and living in rebellion He will change your life too. Trust Him.
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