I used to believe that I was Created to be homosexual or transgender, or that I was “born that way”, but that couldn’t be farther from the Truth. Do you feel this way? Do you know someone who may feel like this?
What would you need to rebuild a stone structure that was a ruin so that it would look exactly as it had when it was brand new. Either a photograph or the architect's plans so you could see clearly what the building was originally like before it fell into decay. That was the only way you could be certain that the restoration work would be accurate and satisfactory.
That is a good parallel to what the Bible says about us. We were made after a plan--the Bible calls it the image of GOD. Our first parents sinned and led us into a situation where we are most unlike GOD. All kinds of things now appear in all of us which are not like GOD at all--things like hatred, prejudice, lust, greed, envy, bitterness, malice, and covetousness. The Bible says homosexuality is one of those things. If we are to get back to our original state, we need a picture or a blueprint. GOD has given us that by robing HIMSELF in flesh and dwelling among us, as JESUS CHRIST. As we seek to become like HIM in thought, word, and deed, our original glory is being restored. The image of GOD starts to show through all the tragedy of sin.
While the wreck we have become is a reality, it is not the ultimate reality about who we are. We must acknowledge our sin, but we must also remember that the ruin we see is not what GOD intended, and is not, therefore, the last word about who we are. Ultimate reality is what we see in GOD, our LORD, JESUS CHRIST. That can be restored in each of us by HIS HOLY GHOST as we, HIS “stone masons”, rebuild what has fallen into decay, looking to HIM as the master-plan for humanity.
Does that make sense? We must be determined to work to repair ourselves through the lead and guidance of HIS HOLY GHOST until the ruin we have become is restored to its original beauty. Contrary to popular belief, restoration is more than attainable, it is Re-tainable! Believe that! There is total, complete Freedom from homosexuality, transgenderism, pedophilia, and from any sin, and all in HIS Good Timing. My own ability to see women as I was Created to see women didn’t come about for almost 5 years into my Faith walk, but oh the Joy of being restored into HIS Intended Creation.
Dear LORD, I thank YOU that what I see in me is not all that there is for me. Thank YOU for coming to this earth, robed in flesh, as JESUS CHRIST, that I might see who I was really meant to be, to forgive all the times and ways I have missed the mark, and to restore me to the very Glory that YOU intended from the beginning. Please help me to be Faithful to keep at it till the job is done. In JESUS’ Name. Amen.