Dear fellow Baptists We all know that God has a general plan for us Christians and there are many passages in the Bible about God having a plan for a group of people in a specific situation, for instance the often horribly misused Jeremiah 29:11. What foundations are there however in the Bible for the belief that God has a detailed plan for our individual lives? Proverbs 19:21, for instance, points in that direction but at the same time Proverbs 21:5 kind of encourages us to make plans ourselves. This is a VERY important question because belief in a God's plan often leads to the understanding that as a Christian it is important to try to find out that plan to be able to follow God's will - and to try to find out God's will in order to not deviate from His plan... I have seen that lead to persons being left floundering nervously and sometimes making strange or even immature decisions rather than doing their very best to base their choices in life on the clear rules and instructions found in the Bible, combined with praying to seek wisdom, strength and approval from our Lord - which altogether makes us grow as persons. It is kind of like trying to peek into the teachers book in school to see the correct answers compared to confidently trying to solve the questions oneself based on what the teacher already has taught and with the help of the teacher when needed... I am looking forward to your comments!