"People often meet their destiny on the road they take to avoid it." ~French Proverb
So much has happened in my life; and as I progress though and grow personally, I can now see a lesson in almost every challenge I've encountered. I believe that destiny really is a predetermined course of events that are beyond human power or control.
"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny." ~Paulo Coulho