great quote, sometimes this is true, other times yes things are just falling apart. The difference? Faith in Christ. When he has a plan for your life it can seem like a big puzzle until you get enough pieces that you can start to make out the picture.
I love how clear the Bible is... Our ambition is to please the Lord (2 Cor. 5:9). And then it tells us how to please Him. Have faith that He is, and that He will reward you for seeking Him (Hebrews 11:6). It's not the things we do, but how we, in faith, seek Him.