Friday, August 10, 2018

FRIDAY TIP: PATIENCE, HUMILITY, PERSEVERANCE

[MAKE SURE TO READ THIS LINK FIRST IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME VISITING ENGLISH MANIF.]

"It can't be done! It can't be done!" We hear again. The refrain can chill and discourage you. So often people tell us they tried changing their sexual orientation and "nothing worked." When people say this, it is usually the first step toward giving up, adopting the heretical view that they were born that way, and concluding that God makes people gay and homosexuality is acceptable to God.

People who share this debilitating message fail to take responsibility for their own shortcomings. The Bible is full of messages about patience and the need to stay on course all the way to the end. If you have tried for ten years to change and you have not changed, you must not give up hope. As I discuss in the video below, the three Bible chapters I ended up reading today all focus on the importance of humility, patience, and perseverance. These messages must lead you powerfully on this journey.

It is never too late to get out of homosexuality. But you can never know how long God has planned for you to strive and hope, before He intends for you to arrive at heterosexuality and be free of the struggle. Faith, hope, and love go together according to Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. Sometimes we forget about hope. It is something that goes hand in hand with patience, humility, and perseverance.