Daily we’re faced with many decisions that require much wisdom and discernment to make. And while naturally we seek the best path forward, often the choices before us have no one right answer.
We’re often taught in school to find the answer to problems. Even on multiple-choice tests there’s still a right answer.
And certainly, there are many aspects of life clearly right and others clearly wrong. At the same time, many other decisions are not so simple and offer multiple paths forward.
And these make up the more interesting problems of life.
We have to make a decision on one path, but there is not one right path. And each path comes with it’s own cost.
For instance, deciding who to marry is not a multiple-choice test in which we find the one right person. There are likely multiple people we could marry and enjoy intimate partnership with for a lifetime. And there’s baggage and unique challenges in whichever relationship we choose.
Likewise, we might choose not to marry or go to college, or decide to stay in our hometown or move across country.
There’s no one right answer to determine what job we should take, what relationships we should pursue, or the countless other paths we must choose in life.
And not only do we frustrate ourselves when looking for the answer, we often become paralyzed with indecision when we do.
A better approach is considering which path allows us to grow in faith. Which path allows us to trust God more?
It’s a good path when it allows us to grow in our life with God.
Choose the good even when there’s no one right answer. This is an act of faith and an exercise of our mature freedom.