I never was a believer in destiny. Always trusted my own will power. It seemed to me that belief in a higher authority than yourself, human or non-human, led to dependency and the delegation of responsibility.
Now I can see that faith may bring comfort.
When the force of will is not enough to guide you through the days, it can be comforting to rely on someone or something else.
Still, looking for reassurance and consolation is not a good reason to give up my conviction. Things happen, not necessarily for a reason. There is no destination.