I believe that we are pivotal in the writing of our own stories. We have the amazing gift of free will.
We have the option.
But danger makes its appearance in the moving-picture frames when we take it all on. When we become autobiographers. As powerful as my choices can be, they don't ultimately dictate the plot. No, the book that we're in is a complex masterpiece in which the Author's pen is uncomprehendingly being guided by His hand and ours at the same time.
Maybe it's less like a book being authored and more like a dance between us and Him.
He's leading us and we're following. But we have the ability to step on His toes, or let go of His hold. Not as fun. Not as good.
Whichever analogy suites your fancy doesn't really matter. Because either way we're moving.
The repeating question is: what is the balance between His moves and ours?
I don't know. I think I'm finding out.
Just pray before you plant yourself in one particular camp. Because it's highly likely that the camps we can align ourselves with could be heretical or misleading at best.
Just keep moving in the realness of what's around. Of life. Real life. And who knows? Maybe our stories will look a lot better than anything Hollywood ever puts out.