The Search For Intimacy
If you're gay, you understand hurt. Rejection. Fear. Disillusionment.
Guilt. Anger. And misunderstanding.
A gay life style offers many promises. Freedom, independence, pride,
sympathetic understanding, compassion, fulfilled desire, honesty. More
than anything, perhaps, it offers honesty.
Unlike straights, the homosexual has struggled through two traumatic
births: the natural birth, and the personal birth of self-acceptance.
Both passages are marked by pain and great labour, but the product of the
natural birth quickly forgets. The product of the personal birth remembers
A cruel deception torments the gay community, however. Once the "birth" is
accomplished and the homosexual comes out of the closet, the promises are
not kept. At first there may be relief, and perhaps the euphoria of
newness. But the gay lifestyle can never satisfy the deepest desires and
longing of the homosexual man or woman. At best, it brings temporary
diversion. At worst, it kills.
Why? Because the desires and longings of homosexuals are the desires and
longings of humanity. A longing for God has been built into us. A longing
we cannot escape. And He alone has the power to satisfy it.
Perhaps you have heard this truth, and rejected it because God did not
deliver you from your impulses, desires, or temptations. Please hear what
He says to you: He does not promise deliverance, but He promises victory.
Complete, total victory.
Yes, there will be struggles for awhile; yes, there will be self-denial.
Without those battles you could not celebrate victory. God wants you to
join Him. He wants to go with you through the trial, and celebrate with
you the triumph.
Do you see what will happen to you if you choose God's process? Step by
step, minute by minute, you will walk in intimate fellowship with Him. And
isn't that what you wish so desperately? That is what God wants from you,
Is it a trap? Having accepted God's word for yourself, will you be a
celibate prisoner, denying yourself genuine pleasures? No! The God who
made you, who created your senses and gave you rich sensitivity, can guide
you into complete fulfilment. He wants to satisfy. When you open yourself
up to God's healing power, you have hope for a "normal" life. He will
gradually restore His creative order in you as you live close to Him.
God does not want to judge you. He wants to forgive. He has the power to
keep His promises, and He will not fail.
You may need yet another birth ... the spiritual birth. Come to God and
let Him show you His love. He knows your pain and guilt and rejection, and
He understands. He knows exactly what you need, and promises to give the
desires of your heart.
Will you give Him a Chance?
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