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One of the most dangerous statements in any relationship is ‘Do what you want! As a young girl, anytime my mother left me home alone and instructed me to do whatever I wanted, I knew it was a trap! Those are the days I did all chores that needed to be done. It either meant ‘use your brains and do the right thing’ or ‘I am tired of your irresponsibility’ I also find myself doing the same to my daughter. ‘There are dirty dishes on the sink, you have homework, the house is dirty, but..do what you want!’ When I say this, I am very angry. Then when I calm down I start giving instructions, in a loving way. When it comes to marriage, Wuuueh! when my husband tries to advice me and i seem not to be listening, he says ‘do what you want!’ Wuueh! that hurts, in short he means, ‘you don’t listen to me anyway’
God has given us a free will, in short, we can do whatever we want. Does that scare you? Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:23 “Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up.’ This verse scares me! After reading all the letters of Paul, the instructions he is giving to the different churches, sharing his own experiences and the wisdom he is spitting. Then he imitates those who say ‘I can do what I want!’ Wuuueh! No, don’t dare do what you want! Do what is beneficial, do what God commands you to do. Paul is actually warning those who think everything is permissible.
In other words, we have permission to do what we want, but we should be careful not to. Its a trap! Its a test! You cannot submit to God then do what you want. Those who worship God, those whose minds are stayed on God, do what God commands them to do, they let go of their fleshly desires and walk by the spirit. Yes, everything is permissible, but really, we know very well that everything is NOT permissible. Other versions say, “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. So don’t make your life about your rights, make it about the right thing to do before God.
Today, please don’t do what you want.