Have you ever thought — God would not have the problem of saving humanity from sin if they took away from the Garden of Eden the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. However, without this tree in the garden, Adam and Eve will not have the choice whether to obey or to disobey God. That would have been a form of manipulation on God’s part. God placed the tree there, He gave Adam a clear command, and they CHOSE to disobey. They could have chosen to obey, but they didn’t.
When we force people to change or agree with us, we take away their worth – who they are and what they have to say. That is manipulation. Everyone is given a chance to choose what they want to have and who they want to be. This may sound good or maybe even bad. However, we should keep in mind that our role is to just really empower people to do what is right. Whether they choose to do what they want or to listen to us, it is still their decision to make.
We were given freedom to choose. We have a free will. God did not intend for us to be robots and just do what He says. We were created to be in union with Him. Just as so, we are to be in union with others as well. In John 15:12, Jesus said: my command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
In an authentic loving relationship, we do not force people; instead, we nurture each other in tender loving care and concern. We encourage and bring each other up in Christ’s love.
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Are there people in your life that you may be unintentionally manipulating by removing the freedom to choose? List these people’s names down and create a plan to resolve this.