I get the sense, sometimes, that people are actually being fatalistic when they say they are following God’s will.
Outlandish, imaginary example: A truck is speeding toward me. I will not move out of the way. It will be God’s will if I die or if I survive. I will spend the next few seconds in prayer.
I’ve known people who were capable of productive work and of managing their lives, but lived in near-poverty rather than take any proactive steps to improve their lives. They believed that God would provide.