For most people, where you are right now in life at this time, was a direct result of choices you’ve made in the past. Yes, current situation regardless of what happen to you has everything to do with choices made in the past. Now, before I have a lot of people emailing me hate mail, let me explain. No one can choose for you anything. You have that free will. Even if someone physically make you do something by controlling your body. You still can choose not to do it by your own will. This is why there is such a severe punishment for rape. Someone is forcing you to do something that is against your will.
I see it this way; we are Spirit, Soul, and Body. They have separate functions but operate together. You must understand how each function so you can better understand my point of view.