As you like, you may act !

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

Today we came across an interesting story. There were two friends Raghu and Ravi in a village. Both of them had planted different plants in their garden. Raghu was giving a small amount of water to his plants and didn't always give a full attention to them, while Ravi interested in technology, had given a lot of water to his plants and looked after them too well. Raghu's plants were simple but looked good. Ravi's plants were much fuller and greener. One day, during the night, there was a heavy rain and a wind due to a minor storm. Next morning, both of the friends came out to inspect the damage to their garden. Ravi saw that his plants came off from the roots and were totally destroyed. But, Raghu's  plants were not damaged at all and were standing firm. Ravi was surprised to see it, he went to Raghu and asked, "We both grew the same plants together, I actually looked after my plants better than you did for yours, and even gave them more water. Still, my plants came off from the roots, while yours didn't. How is that possible?" 

Raghu smiled and said, "You gave your plants more attention and water, but because of that they didn't need to work themselves for it. You made it easy for them. While I gave them just an adequate amount of water and let their roots search for more. And, because of that, their roots went deeper and that made their position stronger. That is why my plants survived."

Moral: This story is about parenting where children are like plants. If everything is given to them, they will not understand the hard work it takes to earn those things. They will not learn to work themselves and respect it.  Sometimes it's best to guide them instead of giving them. Teach them how to walk, but let them follow their path. 

When Arjuna surrendered to Lord Krishna, Krishna clarified all his doubts and bestowed him with transcendental knowledge and also suggested him what is his actual duty. At the same time we find that in the above verse Krishna gives the independence to Arjuna to choose his path on his own. In Bhagavad Gita verse 18.63 Lord Krishna says to Arjuna,

iti te jñānam ākhyātaṁ  guhyād guhya-taraṁ mayā
vimṛśyaitad aśeṣeṇa  yathecchasi tathā kuru

Thus I have explained to you knowledge still more confidential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.

So as Supreme Father, Lord Krishna gives the needful guidance - but does not force upon His instructions on us. Srila Prabhupada mentions in the purport to the above verse, "Here the words yathecchasi tathā kuru—"As you like, you may act"— indicate that God does not interfere with the little independence of the living entity."  Through this free-will Lord gives the opportunity for the living entities to reciprocate their level of love and surrender to the Lord and that makes the relationship between the Lord and the living entities more relishable, deeper and stronger. 

Hare Krishna.
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Sudarshana devi dasi.