Do you believe that a higher power controls our fate or that we choose our own destinies?
Yes, I believe in a higher power controlling our lives by the name of God because if there were no God then how living creatures came to life? There's no such thing as a coincidence, everything happens for a reason, and everything has a reason behind its happening. We choose the things that goes by 'if' but not the inevitable things such as death. Some might say that I can control my death but that's just not real, because God already knows what the person is going to do before he does it but he just gives him the freedom of choice.
It's more like parallel worlds sort of thing. If you do this, your whole future changes and if you do another, your future will change too.
To make it simple, God knows what we will do before we do it, but he gives us the right to choose for our own actions.
There's God and if someone doesn't believe in God then answer this: Do you feel pain? Of course you do. Show me your pain or I won't believe you. God is like that, you can feel God but you can't see him.
Do you have a mind? Yes I do. Show me your mind. I can't show you my mind. Then how do you say you have a mind? God is like that, you can feel him but you can't see him. To conclude, if there's no God then you have no mind.