It is reported that Ma’rûf Al-Karkhî – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

When Allâh chooses good for a person He opens the door to action for him, and closes the door to argumentation; and when Allâh chooses evil for a person he opens the door of argumentation and closes the door to action.

Al-Khatîb Al-Baghdâdî, Iqtdâ Al-‘Ilm Al-‘Amal, article 123.