Freedom Isn’t Everything

“Freedom is not the last word. Freedom is only part of the story and half of the truth. Freedom is but the negative aspect of the whole phenomenon whose positive aspect is responsibleness. In fact, freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness” (Viktor E. Frankl).

I’ve always heard that true freedom isn’t doing whatever you want whenever you want, but the ability to do what is right.

Freedom without boundaries or consequences or responsibility isn’t really freedom in the end. It’s more like anarchy. And what happens when your freedom conflicts with my freedom, to use this definition of the term?

Freedom ultimately is fully living out God’s purposes for you. It’s becoming everything God made you to be. Freedom isn’t the end, but the means to making God’s name great.

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