Definition: the cost of the next best thing foregone.
Goods: prom and mission trip
Opp. cost of going for mission trip: missing a one-in-a-lifetime event, the last moments with friends before next year, photos, memories, food.
Opp. cost of going for prom: missing a chance to grow spiritually, bonding, experience life in a new place, and even having life-changing moments.
So all this points to mission trip as the choice. Problem is, prom fees have been paid (not cheap) and parents are reluctant to let me go cos it is dangerous. And I have to make a decision very soon…
I also have to consider whether God wants me to go as well. I really don’t know whether the various obstacles meant that I shouldn’t go, or whether it is part of the process. The timing is just so annoying! I requested that the date be pushed back but there’s no change apparently. What I’m more concerned about is whether God has prepared me sufficiently–for all I know, He could stop me from going for reasons I may know later. The ambivalence of God is not helping things much… 😦
This thing has been bothering me for weeks and I want to resolve this before prelims (not a good time to get distracted :S). All I can do now is to let go and let God, because ‘I am not skilled to understand’ His will. I just hope that there could be a compromise, or at least an inkling of my plans without the trip.
Jeremiah 29:11—what are the Lord’s plans for me? This is driving me crazy! I can’t bear this any longer especially with prelims in 3 freaking days!!