I think we set a course, then it's up to us here to fullfill the things we set out to do, lessons we need to learn. I think certain things happen to us to remind us if we get off track, then if we don't heed that warning, we get kicked one. For example, my daughter at work the other day, roughly tuesday of last week- a couple came in and asked if they could work for food or money. From Canada and they got in a car accident and could not get any help until Friday. Her boss said she could not let them as it was a liability, and so they left. My daughter ran out and gave them all the money she had on her at the time. Then she got into a car accident on Thursday. I'm just saying, maybe they were a warning or maybe a reminder, and she didn't listen so God kicked her one and said pay attention... I think we have complete control over our lives....within boundaries, that we set for ourselves.