Isaiah 7: 15, ‘Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good’.
A lot of times, knowing does not correlate with doing. We know smoking is bad for our health but we still do it. We know having sex before marriage could lead to so many disasters ranging from STD’s to unwanted pregnancies, but we still do it. We know snapping and driving can result in an accident, yet we still do it.
We have so many points in life when we have to make certain choices, but people consciously and consistently keep making wrong choices. God gave us something called freewill when we were created. Along with freewill, he gave us discernment with His Spirit. Even the Bible says in James 1: 5, ‘If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking’.
Quite frankly, I think we have decided to just always make bad choices. If not, why would anyone pick up smoking as a hobby when you know you’re just cutting your lifespan in like half? Deuteronomy 30: 19 says, ‘I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live’.
From the above scripture, it becomes clear that the statement, ‘I had no choice’ becomes a lie. You always have a choice. Even if they may not be very specific, there is always a choice to do or not to do.
Whatever you decide to do, just know that the choices you make are a pointer to what you want to become in life. We are thus made or marred by the choices we make.