When we subject ourselves to particular environments and circumstances, we ultimately subject ourselves to any of it’s possible outcomes and consequences. Half of the things that happen to us are not “fate” or God’s will for our lives — it’s because WE have made the CHOICE to practice certain lifestyles, place ourselves in dangerous environments, and ignore the Holy Spirit (aka what books call our conscience) that often leads us to dealing with hard knocks. Choose Life.
Proverbs 14:12 English Standard Version (ESV)
There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.[a]
John 14:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Psalm 37:4 English Standard Version (ESV)
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.