Our flight home from Los Angeles was on an older 737 air plane. There was only one video screen for every three rows with one program for everyone to watch. During the time the free cookies and drinks were distributed I watched the game show which was playing. I had never seen the program, “The Wall” before. At the end of this program the wife had a choice to make between a guaranteed amount of money or whatever amount of money the husband may or may not have acquired as the result of the chance dropping of balls down a wall. In this case it was a choice between $115,000.00 or nothing. The wife gambled on big money and they walked away with nothing.
We have the opportunity to make choices every day that will lead to outcomes. In those choices there are no real guarantees. We can operate on assumptions sometimes from probabilities, because we know there are universal laws and principles at work. However, the unknown variables can influence and change predicted outcomes.
So what do we do? Sit frozen in fear unable to make any decisions and just play it safe; throw caution to the wind and move forward recklessly; or, chose something down the middle. Ultimately you will make your own decision and no one should judge you for it.
The application of wisdom might provide some insights into what your choice should be, but in the end you will be the recipient of the outcome.
Perhaps our best option lies in the commitment to make the most positive response possible to whatever the outcome, because we have the faith that what the Apostle Paul states in Romans 8:28 really does apply and is the answer to every situation. (Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”)