Everything in the universe is planned for the sake of maintaining order in the world. This means your life is planned. You didn’t bring yourself into existence. You didn’t choose your mother and father, gender, race, date of birth, etc. Thus, it would be supremely arrogant and illogical to think you can decide the major events in your life.
All of us have the same destiny which is to manifest our divinity, but each of us has a different destiny path. However, most of us don’t dedicate our lives to mastering this path. The path to divinity is cultivating peace through the challenges of poverty or illness or injustice, or temptation or whatever. You’ll usually find your major challenges in your family, career, finances, and health.
God didn’t make a mistake when God created you. God established a curriculum for your life which defines the purpose for your existence in this lifetime. You can achieve your destiny because God wouldn’t bring you into this world for you to be destined to fail. In fact, there would be no purpose for God to bring you into the world and not give you the ability to overcome your challenges in life.
Often, you think you have a better way than God. And your way is a human approach which will inevitably lead to failure because it creates disorder. What you want in life often isn’t in harmony with the divine plan. Remember – your life is planned. It’s your job to construct a good life for yourself and your family, and to do that, you need to follow God’s blueprint. Whenever we attempt to veer off the path that God laid for us, we run into “delays”, obstructions, denials, etc. God breaks things up because whatever you were trying to do wasn’t in your destiny.
Since your life is planned, you can prepare for the inevitable challenges you will face. Your biggest challenges usually come in the form of other people. God puts people in your life to help you to grow. God puts that cheating husband or that alcoholic wife or that hardheaded child in your life for your benefit. You can’t avoid people. Stop blaming other people for your problems. Instead, learn to appreciate the people in your life. More importantly, you must appreciate God for giving you the opportunity to grow spiritually through your interaction with others.