I’ve decided that my main character, much like King David, will experience a fall from Grace. There is a lot to learn from this character...
For one thing, anyone can fall into temptations and make grave mistakes. The Bible says the enemy prowls the Earth looking for whom he may devour, and it’s true - even Christians can mess up and end up in the mud slide of life.
Another reason this character falls is because of unhealed wounds, the hidden wounds we like to hide from others and the ones we THINK we can hide from God. Hidden wounds are pathways to little sins that can sneak in and wreak havoc in our lives.
My character, being an abuse survivor and a teenager with confusing hormones and the desire to fit in, ends up in the wrong party with the wrong crowd and ends up getting angry and drunk and gets into a fight. It gets pretty bad because he goes to jail to face consequences for accidental death.
He eventually pulls a King David. He prays the dangerous prayer: search my heart God, find what is corrupt in me and remove it. He repents, returns to the path and comes out to his church to give his testimony and face the demons of his past once more and puts an end to them.