When Your Love One Comes Out

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Chapter 4 (v.1) - Chapter 4

Submitted: January 02, 2019

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Not An On Off Issue

After my parents found out, they were trying to find a way for me to be able to move out the house and start school somewhere new for my last semester. The original plan was for me to move in with my Father, since I was living with my step dad, and mom. My Father decided it would be best to continue to let me finish my school year and that every weekend I would just stay with them. Well one of the ways they tried to in a way make me “switch” was buying me girly clothes and making me look more like a girl to the point that a guy would ask me out. Just to let you guys know changing one's appearance does not change anything about the inside. Sin is a heart issue and not an appearance issue. Of course those plans didn't work because I was still connected with my girlfriend at the time. Many people in the LGBT community can't stand when people assume they can just turn off some switch and go back to being “normal”. That is far from the case because just like any other sin like lying, stealing, getting drunk etc most can't just stop cold turkey. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to do any changes within a person. My deliverance took a couple of months after I gave my life to Christ while I have heard others was instantly. Each person is different but worldly methods will not change a person but only the work of the Holy Spirit.

Here is a biblical account of a man, who use to be a lying, stealing tax collector, but once he had a true encounter with Jesus he stopped. Luke 19:1-10 talks about Zacchaeus, who was at the time a tax collector. Tax collectors were not liked at all, in fact they were known to steal and lie since they had worked for the Romans. One thing about Jesus was that he made it known when he wanted people to know he loved you despite what others may say about you. That's what happened when it came to Zacchaeus. In verse 5 it says, And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down: for today I must abide at thy house.”

As soon as the people heard this they all start to talk among themselves questioning Jesus about why would he go to this guy's house? I mean doesn't he know what he does? See before he met Jesus, Zacchaeus couldn't stop what he was doing but as soon as he met Jesus EVERYTHING CHANGED. Verse 8 says, And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.” A true encounter with Jesus will make you stop all together. Jesus lets us know in the next two verses that salvation came to that house that day and that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.


 Realize It's A Heart Issue

Jeremiah 17:9, The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?” I know you have heard countless times to follow your heart when you don't know what to do. Unfortunately, that can lead us into some sticky and painful situations. The world teaches us that our hearts know what it wants. You hear a lot of people in the LGBT community explain how in their heart they love a particular person, that being with them feels so right. But why can't we trust our hearts? Even though Jeremiah explains it well but how do we know for certain its evil? Well Matthew 12:34 lets us know O generations of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Well when someone from the LGBT expresses that they love the same sex how is that evil? Well the Word tells us that it's a sin and Jeremiah explains that the heart is deceitful and wicked. Our evil hearts confirm what the Word says is sinful. So when your child comes to you and tell you this is how they feel in their heart they are telling the truth. But what they don't realize is we cannot trust our hearts at all. Only trusting in the Word and what God says is the only thing we can trust.

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