Today, and rather this last week, I have found myself completely distraught when regarding my life of ministry I aim to embark on. I must say, I have a heart that’s swelling with love for the forgotten and broken. Although it is not my aim to fill my life with controversy, it is definitely part of the calling.
My hearts breaks for the LGBT community.
And as a Christian I am ultimately put into one of two categories: the ‘do whatever you feel’ group or the ‘God hates you’ group, of which I am neither. Like I just said my heart is currently broken, broken by those near and far to me.
My heart breaks for the gay kid who is disowned by his family because of his sexuality, or the girl contemplating suicide because she can’t shake the feelings. Or on a more personal note, the Christians struggling with how what they believe contradicts how they feel. Ouch. But we are all seeking identity. We are all on an adventure to know and accept ourselves.
So to those in the LGBT community, don’t ever let anyone make your sexuality who you are. My attributes are not because I’m straight, but because I am unique and an individual. I don’t run my daily activities through the lens of my sexuality and you shouldn’t either. Also, you don’t have to try out everything that looks appetizing to know who you are. I know that society tries to make life about who you have sex with, but don’t limit your being simply to who you wake up to in the morning.
And now, to the Christian who recognizes these feelings as sin and is despising and disgusted by themselves as they struggle to follow the Lord, KEEP MOVING FORWARD. One of my favorite moments in scripture is 1 Cor 6 when Paul is describing all those that will not inherit the Kingdom of heaven, then in verse 11 he says “… And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Remember this. Remember the cross. Remember who Christ says you are.
Just to clarify, I am a lover of all people, especially those that the church has neglected to love well. I will cry with people and laugh with people and share Christ with people. We are all broken people in need of saviour.
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-A World Changer