Choices Have Consequences: You Get to Make Your Own Choices, but You Do Not Get to Choose Your Consequences.

Updated on September 17, 2020
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Often, it says that choices have consequences. The big question is, does this assertion stand or hold any essential truth? Well, narrowly speaking, the correspondence theory of truth is while you are free to make your own decision, you are not free to control the consequences of your actions.

Every human being is present with free will to make their own decisions. To do something of your own free will, you do it by choice, but if you allow someone to influence you, then your decision is not free.

While establishing that human beings can think and act freely as a reasonable and moral living being, remember everything you do come back to you. And the consequences, whether good or bad, will follow you forever, and it also affects everyone in your path.

The choices you make can shape you to be unique and set a difference between yourself and everyone else. However, the decisions you make have long-lasting repercussions on your life.

Your life on a daily is a series of choices you’ve been making over a lifetime. You’ll live with those choices for the rest of your life — and believe me, you are free to choose your actions, but you are not free from the consequences of your actions.

And as humans, we have the discretion to choose the way we live our life. God created man with a mind free to choose. He made him with the freedom to select and the actual ability to determine how the daily choices shape his destiny. This reaffirms that we have the freedom to choose our actions, but it does not free us from the consequences of our decisions.

Although so often in life, people do not wish to take responsibility for the choices they carry out, but on the contrary, we must remember, we have to create our reality.

If you do not want to admit that your decisions have real-life consequences; you will get crushed by a giant mischievous called paying the price of looking to take on the liability.
One of my favorite quotes is “The price of greatness is responsibility” – Winston Churchill. The transition from youth to an adult presented us responsible for the choices we make in life.

Try to escape from making choices as you might; you cannot avoid the consequences of your decisions, whether you care to admit it your choices have real-life outcomes.

It is upon you to distinguish how you flourish in life. Meaning it is critical to attracting what you imagine, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, and mirror what you admire.

God also gave man and woman the ability to think for himself or herself. This enables you to separate between what is good and what is wrong. Therefore, you’ll make choices that genuinely affect your destiny. Remember, you are free to choose your actions, but you are not free from the consequences of your decisions.

You have the power to create and experience the quality of life you truly desire and need. One of the most incredible gifts given to you by God is the ability to choose. Whether we know it, we all use this skill, and it is called a “surface-level form of power.”

With this capability, your choices are founded on many things such as what to do, what to think, whom to marry, what time to go sleep, what television program to watch, where to work, what to eat, whether you live in a home or an apartment, what model of car to drive, what to wear and among others.

Now that you have the authority to choose, it is essential to remember choices have consequences; you get to make your decisions, but you do not get to choose your results.

Each person with ultimate freedom has the right and the power to take action on how anybody or anything outside their being chooses or rely on their actions. So often, some people forget the ability they hold within them to control the path to their efforts.

In life, it is a matter of how the choices you make influence what you become, and how the direction of your lives comes down to those choices you make. The journey to tread in your life depends on your preferences because choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your results.

Ronald Reagan, who is a former President of the United States of America, once said that a mind free to choose will always choose peace. However, this does not mean that it limits your choices to a few options, but a foundation depends on a state of mind and the perceived outcomes.

Today, people choose the original course of action. What is evil will always be invalidated by what is sinful, and an act carried out with good intentions will always be rewarded accordingly? It doesn’t matter how long it takes, but the reward for any activity will still be in the offing. That’s why choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your results.

Although man is not always had freedom or liberty to make choices in life, for many years, African-American people lived in slavery longing to be free to make their own decisions.

President Lincoln frees slavery and gave every man the freedom to perform his/ her choice. With this, the privilege granted to all to make their own decision and act for themselves desires to take action to remain unoccupied, choose liberty and eternal life through Jesus Christ or choose Satan and remain in captivity.

Even though some people like to stay in the sin of slavery and choose captivity and death, agreeing to the bondage and power of the devil. However, remember, choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your outcomes.

The Power of Choice

The most vital power that any person can possess in life is the ability to choose. There is tremendous power in being able to make the right decisions because, shortly, you will prosper. We were born and given the power to have the option of what class of life we will live, and what kind of person we grew up to be.

Sometimes people make excuses for their downfall and state it just because of how their parents raise or treat them or a product of their environment. However, making excuses and choosing to blame others is the reason you failed as you result from the choices you make every day.

There are many choices we can make.

  • We can choose how we will reflect our surroundings, or if we affect our environment.
  • We can opt to be happy or miserable and unhappy
  • We can accept hard times or in what way we react to hard times in our life, with positivity for a positive outcome.
  • We can make our own choices and accept responsibility for our actions or blame others for our lacking accountability failures.
  • We can be a victor or take on the role of an injured victim.

Remember the responsibility is yours what choices you are making in your life. Choose wisely because they are the ones that result in positive consequences.

Did you know we can change our life by deciding to be a responsible person?

When you take responsibility for your actions and decisions, you are accountable for the decision you have made. Positive accountability means you will make choices that will assist you in taking control of your lives and not be a victim but a victor.

You achieve what you own by your efforts alone, but your fate is not your own. You need to gain mastery over your actions; you should not sit back and accept whatever happens because choices have consequences; you get to make your own decisions, but you do not get to choose your consequences.

Choices Have Consequences

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      Hello Jeriko, Thank you so much for your response. I am happy to read you think my hub is high-grade. Since you enjoyed reading this article, I recommend other hubs to you. Moreover, I look forward to hearing from you again.

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