It was a year ago today that I released my book. I feared being open, honest and vulnerable about my journey and what the reaction/repercussions would be. All I wanted was to help others not go through what I had been through.
I lost many friends. I heard heartbreaking stories from parents around the country, even Canada, regarding their LGBT children, unable to understand the issue and how to help their children out of that life. Some families were being torn apart. My response was NEVER give up hope. God IS in the saving/deliverance business and prayers work! He will handle the situation HIS way and it will, of course, be handled perfectly!
I was encouraged, and blessed, to hear from gay/lesbian individuals from various parts of the USA, Canada, England, even India and how they wanted out of that life, gave their lives to Christ and wanted to live for Jesus! The testimonies are numerous and it’s clear God is moving in the LGBT community!
People are finally waking up to the lies that happiness can be found in that life. I spent 25 years in that life and refuse to sugar coat the reality of that world. Aside from the despair and loneliness that I’ve witnessed from broken men and women who just wanted to be loved, I’ve seen enough lives destroyed because of drugs, alcohol, sexual addiction, pornography and HIV. There are some LGBT individuals who will say their experience was nothing like mine and are content in that life. Well they are the exception, not the norm.
For those of us who walked away from that life, the road is often lonely and discouraging at times. Finding a support system, a network of others on the same path, can be challenging. Many Christians still refuse to extend a loving hand to a community Jesus loves and died for while many members of the LGBT community have viciously attacked us and accused us of “betrayal.” Sigh…..
However, this painful journey was well worth it. Had I not gone through what I detailed in the book, I don’t think I could truly appreciate and understand how gracious, merciful, patient and long-suffering God is. I’m thankful Jesus loves this broken individual. I don’t care how painful and difficult life can be, it’s temporary and I’m grateful for my Heavenly Father’s promise of ETERNITY with Him in His heavenly home!
To those LGBT individuals still in that life, please be honest with yourself. Are you really happy? Come to know Christ and know REAL PEACE and REAL JOY. The TEMPORARY pleasures of sex, drugs, pornography, alcohol, etc. will never satisfy. Rejecting Christ is not worth suffering an ETERNAL HELL. Leaving that life doesn’t mean you have to be with someone of the opposite sex. Celibacy is another option and numerous LGBT individuals are traveling that path! I’ve been on the path of celibacy for at least ten years now.
The lies of society, the media, even the liberal “Christian” theology, will damn you to Hell! Repent means to TURN FROM. We do not have license to abuse God’s grace.
I plead with you to come to know Christ as your Savior. He is the ONLY WAY to God (John 3:16/John 14:6, etc.) All other paths lead straight to Hell! If Hell was not real, then there was no need for Jesus to die on that Cross!
God will never force Himself on you because He gives you free will. He wants to have a personal relationship with you but the ball is in your court. Jesus paid for your sins with His own shed blood. Don’t take that statement lightly. He SUFFERED for you!
Just admit you’re a sinner, trust in the salvation God so freely offers to ANYONE who wants it, regardless of what you’ve done in your past, and accept Christ into your life.
If you want to know how to accept Jesus as your Savior, click on the ABOUT tab on this website and then scroll down to DISCOVER CHRIST. You’ll see two links that will explain everything, which also includes this prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally. Please give me the strength, wisdom, and determination to walk in the center of Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you have questions, please feel free to send me a message through this site at the CONTACT tab or at my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To GOD be the glory! George