You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choices. (Source unknown)
Making choices is one of the few things that we can control. The problem with freedom, however, is the possibility that we may make wrong choices. We may do it intentionally, wanting instant gratification or to pursue some pleasure we want to experience. We too easily forget that at some time we will have to face the consequences of our choice.
The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray (Proverbs 12:26). Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God (James 4:4).