I posted the following poem that I found on the internet on my Facebook about a year ago
and someone asked the question does this also apply to homosexuals and at first I was afraid to respond because homosexuality is a hot topic and I wasn’t sure if I had the ‘authority’ to respond, I still don’t feel like I do, but I prayed on it and this is what God gave me to say:
“This includes everyone because God created everyone. The thing is, once we enter into this world we are exposed to sin, all manner of it! And everyone has their own cross to carry. The goal is to seek the Father and get back into relationship with him and strive to live according to his word. That means sacrificing self and your fleshly desires. Homosexuality is a sin, no lesser or greater than any other type of sin and Jesus died for our sins so that we may no longer be slaves to them and He can deliver us from them! All we have to do is ask and surrender! Each person was created by Him and for Him (Col 1:16) and everyone’s relationship and journey with Him is diffrent. I am no authority and it’s really not up to me to answer your question but this is my heart’s response.”
The reason I’m bringing this up now is because I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection and God has really been working on me. You see, I struggle with jealously, pride and being judgmental but alot of people may not know that because they can’t see my thoughts but, “For as a man thinketh, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). So even though I may appear to be the sweetest person on the outside, God knows my heart and it could be pretty ugly sometimes. What bothers me is that, the world and even the Church focuses so much on the sins that are visible to our natural eyes that they forget that God only sees sin. There are a bunch of people claiming to be Christians walking around with their invisible sins, judging homosexuals and other ‘blatant’ sinners, thinking that they are better than them without looking at themselves!
And if I’m being 100% honest, I am one of them. It is a very big struggle for me and the Lord is really working on me to get rid of it. I am learning that there are no degrees to sin and none is better or worse than the other. The good news though, is that Jesus died for ALL our sins! There is nothing that is so bad that God will not forgive you for or nothing that is so hard that He can’t help you deal with it! All you have to do is repent and ask for his help!
Just doing my Father’s work!