Annie and Jason were two kids I loved and watched grow up. When they needed money I’d put them to work doing odd jobs. They loved my cooking. Perhaps it was because they were young that they’d always devour whatever I set before them.
One day when Jason was 13 he asked, “Do you think I’ll ever fall in love with a girl?”
I said, “Yes, someday it’ll happen.”
“But it hasn’t happened yet.”
“You’re still young, Jason. Give yourself time.”
“What if I’m gay?”
“You are not gay?”
“But what if I am?”
“If you are, then you go to God and ask Him to help you. Once we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, He gives us the desire to obey Him. He also gives us the power to do the right thing. Your part is to obey God and to trust Him.”
One day when Annie was 16 she said, “I think I’m a lesbian.”
“What? What makes you think you’re a lesbian?”
“Well, I’ve never had a boyfriend. The girls at school said I must be. So I guess I am.”
“Annie, you are NOT a lesbian. You have never had a boyfriend because you are not ready for a boyfriend. Someday when you are ready, God is going to send a young man into your life to be your husband—a man who shares your love for Jesus Christ. Your part is to obey God, to wait on God and to trust God. Don’t ever again think you are a lesbian. You are not.”
Today they are both married to Christian spouses and raising up godly children.
What if there had been no Christian friend to talk with? Some adults might say, “You’ll never know for sure unless you experiment.” Kids today are confused. Adults today are confused. Why? It’s because they do not know the Word of God, nor the power of God in their lives.
- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
- Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
- MY FRIEND – Words by D.J. Higgins; Music by Kathleen
This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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