Now the LORD God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah... Jonah 4:6
Are there missed opportunities? Could I miss out on something?
If yes, then others could conceivably suffer because I missed your leading. If no, then doesn't that mean there are no opportunities? No possibilities?
I guess it's the same-old, same-old: determinism versus free will... but it's harder when it has a personal context. It hurts to contemplate.
And so I give it to you.
But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. Jonah 4:7