Finding the way forward is as easy as finding the thing that needs to be done here and now. If we can be right about that, we can be trusted to find the way forward simply by doing what needs to be done in each situation as it arises, when it needs to be done, how it needs to be done simply because it needs to be done, with no ulterior motives attached. And, if we are wrong about what needs to be done here and now, this is not a problem. Experimentation and attention are quick and easy fixes for not being sure what the right thing is that needs to be done. It is like making good soup or good pizza. Attentive experimentation is all it takes. Live your life that way, and Boom! as John Madden would say, finding your way forward is as easy as that.
We have what we need to find what we need to do what needs to be done. And always have. We have always wanted more. This is the theme of the Garden of Eden, metaphor though it is, and people have always missed the point. It is not disobedience that is the problem. It is not eating the "forbidden fruit," and "knowing the difference between good and evil." It is refusing to do what is asked of us, what is called for, what needs to be done. It is turning our backs on the moment, wondering what is in it for us, saying, "First I need you to do me a favor." The profit motive is the original sin. It has been "Profit At Any Price" from the start. We refuse to do what needs to be done until someone sweetens the deal. Jesus understood what the problem is, and refused to play the game. "See what needs doing and do it!" said Jesus with the Parable of the Prodigal Son and the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and the Parable of the Talents, and the Parable of the Unjust Steward... And he died on a cross for the sake of his own integrity and sincerity, and calls us all to follow his example in doing what needs to be done even if it means dying in the service of what is good whether it does any good or not. If we can't do that, how good is the good we call good? If we won't die for it, how good is that? See what needs doing and do it! No matter what! In each situation as it arises! Our entire life long! What's so hard about that? Do it anyway!