Does this mean I can vote?
Eighteen years ago this month, I began to repent and turn to God. The result was the eventual turning from my various gay attractions, rampant lying, fear-driven reactions and general weirdness. (I’m still weird.) In short, I was not in a good place. People talk at times of “healing” or “deliverance” from homosexuality, immorality, addictions and whatever. My experience has not been a zip-boom-bah approach of instant change. My journey has been MANY changes and many moments of truth leading to change. I have never been one to experience any kind of instant, make-the-gay-go-away moments. Each place of repentance has changed me completely. Add up all the complete changes…and I’m perfect?
I weary of the all-or-nothing way of communicating about the Christian leaving homosexuality. Every other thing a PERSON does to change ANYTHING is a progressive series of decisions and changes. All one needs to do is make a budget and try to keep that budget to see clearly just how many decisions must follow the one decision.
Eighteen is a pretty big number. What I once was, I am no longer. This isn’t deep, but it is true.