When I decided to do #Blogmas, I planned of posting about godly things, especially about Jesus. He’s the reason for the season anyway. But I’m not at all an expert on Bible, though I’ve read the whole book 3 times already. I think it’s impossible for me to master it. If you know what I mean. So that being said, everything biblical or godly that I share is based solely on my understanding. I AM STILL LEARNING.
I’ve been a Christian my whole life. And this question have been asked to me again and again. Let’s admit, religion and faith incites questions and debates. But we’re not here for debates, I’ll just share to you what I think the answer to this question:
“Why did God give man free will?”
I do find this question valid. Even asked this myself. I mean why on earth an all-knowing God would give the human race, free will? He is all-knowing. He knew Adam and Eve would do what they did in the Garden of Eden. God knew how corrupt the human race would be in Noah’s time. We just have to look at our history to realize that people are not exactly what God has in mind when He created Adam. Wars, divisions and crimes.
“AUTHORITY OVER ONE’S LIFE IS NEVER A SIGN OF LOVE.”
If God didn’t give us free will, then He would’ve the authority over us. He would be controlling us and that would contradict God’s identity which is LOVE. So I think God gave us free will simply because He loves us.
2.) FREEDOM (Galatians 5:13)
God wants us to have the power over ourselves. He doesn’t want us to be His slaves but His children. To understand this I think of myself and my parents. I MUST RESPECT AND HONOR MY PARENTS. But do I always do it? Can I really say, in all my life, I did exactly that? Do I always do what they want me to do? NOPE. Definitely not. See, I know I must respect them and listen to them but I don’t always do it.
My father once told me: Do whatever you wanna do in your life and go wherever you wanna go. But we’ll be here for you to go back to.
Ugh, I miss my parents so much I wanna cry. But anyway, for me, that’s free will. That’s freedom.
3.) Choices (Galatians 6:7)
“Free will teaches us the importance of choices.”
This is still under freedom. We are free to choose and decide whatever we want in our lives but we should know how to face the consequences. This invites debates because really there are things that just happen to us and we have no idea how and why so. My take is, I do believe that everything and everyone is connected. Maybe long ago, you did something that leads you to your present circumstance. Or maybe what happens to you is a consequence of someone else’s action.
Unfair, I know, but then what is?
But I also do believe there are things that happens because of God alone. I think of my parents meddling on my affairs because they can see I need help. Or I need a LESSON.
That’s it guys. Like I said this is just my understanding and for me they’re true. It’s up to you if you, well, agree with me. Free will, remember? I don’t know what you’ve heard about faith and religion, but in my 26 years, all I’ve ever learned about faith is LOVE. That’s actually my only rule in life. Love people, love my work, love myself (This matters so much.)
Though rules can be broken and so forgive me if I’m mean sometimes.
Random question: Do you ever find yourself suddenly pissed and want to be mean to everyone? When I woke up today, I was pissed for no reason at all. One of my roommates, we’re in a vacation and sharing hotel rooms, asked me what I want for breakfast and my answer: WHY DO YOU CARE? WOULD YOU BUY IT FOR ME?
That was REALLY mean, and I cried a minute after that comes out of my mouth. I was so so guilty. I ended up buying everyone breakfast. My moods made me a little poorer than I already was. 🤣🤣🤣
Ok guys, tell me what you think. Not for a debate, but discussion.