Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity. (H. Jackson Brown, inspirational author)

Napoleon Hill, another American author, suggests we miss some opportunities because “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.” Is it often true that we fear misfortunes and defeats so we try to escape them? Maybe it would be better to seize the chance to make something good out of our difficult times.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity (Ephesians 5:15-16).