Op-ed | Why I am a leader in TCF
Published: Monday, December 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012 15:12
People often assume that my understanding of sexuality automatically means that I am waiting for God to take these “desires” away from me in order to receive his love. I am not concerned with God loving me based on whether or not I ever reach a place where I am no longer attracted to women, because he has already proclaimed his love for the world through Jesus. Now, I simply live with an understanding of God’s will and trust in the power of the Holy Spirit to refine my heart and my mind to walk in line with that in all things as I follow after Christ. If that means that some day I wake up feeling completely different, then great; but if not, that’s great too. Either way, Jesus is alive, I am filled with the Holy Spirit and God is Good.
Three years ago, I decided to live for Christ because I realized that he had conquered sin and death in his crucifixion and resurrection. I live now knowing that I have received abundant, eternal life in Christ. I don’t live to satisfy religious expectations, but to serve my savior and Lord.