Sometimes we think we have no control, sometimes we are right. Sometimes, when we allow him, God is in control and there's nothing better than that.
But more often than not, we are in control or we are trying to be in control.
We have to make the decisions, the calls, the choices. Sometimes God takes over after we decide or choose, sometimes not. There are times after fate has handed us a "bad" deal, that God turns it around, if we choose to let him.
“It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.”
- Henry David Thoreau -
As we age, we will encounter many times where fate is the ruler. We will also encounter many times when (Divine) providence (God) is the ruler. We must learn to accept and work with what we are given in life and live with the consequences of our own choices.
But this is true at any age, not only as we get older.
For example, if we choose to sit and watch the TV for 10 hours a day and eat the other hours when we are not sleeping, then we must suffer the consequences of becoming overweight, immobile, and at an increased risk of disease or illness. Our immune system will be weak.
If we choose, however, to change that by starting to walk everyday and eating healthier food, we suffer with those consequences, too...increased good health, mobility, and a strong immune system not to mention a stronger brain. So, it seems, we are in control.
Whether you believe in fate, (Divine) providence, or personal choice or a combination of all three, you must be an active player in your own life.
Nothing will happen if you are not engaged in your own choices. Don't let others determine your choices, be the master of your own life.
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
- Joan of Arc -
So what do you believe? Fate? Divine providence? Combination of both?
Or neither one?