My weird problem

I had this latest book all plotted in my head but not that I'm in the second section, the main character is giving me fits. He's a real active person. Loves making trouble. Defies authority. Only wants what's good for him but deep down, he also wants to do what's right. Earl Lee is conflicted by what life's dealt him. How do I solve this? How can I make him work? I think I'll let him take control of the situation and run with it. Maybe I'm controlling him too much. Comments?