As much as we would like to disagree, this life doesn’t have much to do with what we can control individually. We may try to use our hands in the pot and stir it, but the handle really belongs to the Lord. It’s his will that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 and 16:9 gives warning to us trying to steer the boat.
All we can really do is be thankful for this life, and wait with open ears and hearts for the Lord’s voice to guide us home.