Some people find that task so difficult that they make no decisions at all. We all need wisdom and understanding in order to make wise choices, but we are limited in so many ways from knowing everything that would help us make the absolute best decision. Absolute certainty is a moment that never arrives. We can lay the best plans and unseen events can arise and change everything. Jesus told of a man who laid wonderful plans for things in this life, but was not rich toward God. His soul was required of him that night (Luke 12:16-21 Luke 12:16-21 16 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have provided?
21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
American King James Version×). There is great truth in that parable.
So what to do? Why, go ahead and gather all the information you can. Weigh the pros and cons and then make your decision. Make it as wisely as possible because absolute certainty does not exist for us in the flesh. It is in using our minds wisely and then adjusting when we need to within our plans that we grow into the character that pleases God. Never fear failure, but be ready to get up and try again. That is how we learn and develop character.