All people have been given the single most important gift from our Heavenly Parents – that is the gift of free will.
That gift allows us to first and foremost act for ourselves and not to be acted upon. This is important in our lives. We can make our own choices in live. We can choose to do good, or to do bad, to be forgiving or vengeful, happy or sad. To be compassionate and loving or indifferent.
We make our own choices and we are responsible for them. The Lord gave us this gift so we can choose how we will react to things in our lives. The Lord wants us to learn to be like Him and to love all – we are all children of loving Heavenly Parents and their desire is for us to be good, honest, loving and helpful people.
If we give up our free will, we allow the world and other to control us – we allow them to put heavy weights on our backs. We allow them to control our emotions.
We all need to remember that we are in control of what we think, act and do. And if we make wrong choices, we have been given the gift of repentance – we can start over again – Christ died for us on the cross for us – He paid the price of the atonement –
Jesus Christ tells us 2 things – 1 – Love God with all your heart, might and mind and 2 – love one another. If you live by these two things – you will be able to use your free will to better both the world and your life.