The Master Author
Confession time: I sometimes fancy myself a writer…and occasionally even a fiction writer… who actually grows fond of my literary characters. Real emotions for fake people. I know where my characters are going to end up – most have good ends but a few I know will not.
Slowly I craft backwards. If I want him to change from a conman to a crack police detective – he is going to need to realize some truths and change in response to those truths. I generally (but not always) want good things for my characters and to that end I am willing to let them go through hard things. Natural consequences. External hard circumstances. Purposeful discipline. Conflicts with others and on and on.
But praise God! He is a Good Author. While my goal is “generally” good for my imagined characters, God always has good plans for His “characters”. And while I don’t really know – He knows it all. Would this change my protagonist’s mind? What about his heart? His future? His eternity? I am making my best guess but I don’t know. He does. He knows what will change us. How to get the best outcome for us. And He is writing to that good end in each of our lives. So, praise God!
I dabble, but God is the Master Author!
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