Great authors have a unique way of making their voice heard through the characters they create. A great character cannot separate himself from the voice of his author. He can only speak what the writer pours into him.
If we think of our lives as a story, we are often tempted to make ourselves the author and make God some sort of editor or publishing figure. We write our own tale and we grumble when He tries to make edits or changes.
The reality though, is that a relationship with God is strongest when we submit to Him as the sole author. We are the characters, and we are at our best when we speak with His voice. When we allow God's voice to flow through us, not only in our creative work but in every moment of our lives, His influence in us will be so much greater than if we tried to write our own story.
Our character is strongest when we allow our Author’s voice to become our voice.