That’s Not in the Script!
What? There’s a script?
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1Corinthians 2:9
I write novels, and unlike many authors, I do not make an outline of the story before I begin to write it. I take off with a basic idea and let my imagination lead me; it is an amazing process, because even though I might have a plan as to how it might go, I am often surprised at where my imagination takes me with the story. Many writers have an outline and follow it; they know how the story will progress and how it will end before they even begin.
God seems to use a bit of both tactics. He knows who the characters will be, who will live and who will die, and what part each character will play in the ultimate culmination of the story. He does, however, allow the story and its characters freedom to deviate from the outline He has prepared; He gives the characters—us—free will.
The greatest thing about God’s plan—His great novel—is He chose us to be a part of it.
There is one thing we can do to help us to play our part well; love Him.