If you look at the whole project, everything has been done according to an extremely detailed plan. But at the same time, we have always had our own free will. Nothing happens here on earth without our own will being ruling. The overall goal of evolution is to develop one's own power and will, meaning that one cannot wait for "signs" or let other people or spiritual intelligences decide over one's own development. But the soul and the Higher Self have a different overview than the earthly personality, and the great challenge in the last stage of evolution is to subordinate the will of the earthly personality under the higher will.