We have all heard it said, ‘what we don’t know won’t hurt us.’ Dave Ramsey calls this ridiculous. Not knowing a tornado is coming can be deadly. Not knowing a pan is hot will get you burned.
A similar thought but somewhat in reverse deals with missed opportunities. Opportunities not known about bring no regrets. Despite this, potential gains and benefits did exist and could have been attained.
What about opportunities we intentionally miss?
When we forgo an opportunity, we have made a decision that the benefits of the opportunity are of less value than something else. We have many opportunities to worship and to grow as Christians. When we say no to these opportunities, we are telling God there is something more important and of more value to us. It is more than, I am just too busy or too tired or something else is planned.