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Gay Christian Online - Self-Esteem - Life's Questions and Answers; Jesus, God's Love; And The Law of Christ, The Law of Love - Page One - Part One

PREFACE
LIFE'S QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
JESUS, GOD'S LOVE
THE LAW OF CHRIST, THE LAW OF LOVE
GUILT AND SHAME, PART ONE
GUILT AND SHAME, PART TWO
GUILT AND SHAME, PART THREE
MISINFORMATION ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
FALSE COPING SKILLS
RISKY LIVING
HEALTHY RISKS
LETTING GO OF THE OLD WAYS
ADDICTIONS AND COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS
SEXUAL COMPULSION
RELATIONSHIPS
ADULT DEVELOPMENT
SELF-LOVE, SELF-IMAGE AND SELF-ACCEPTANCE
SELF-ACTUALIZATION
SELF APPLICATION
COMING OUT, PART ONE
COMING OUT, PART TWO
BEYOND COMING OUT
CONCLUSION
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Gay Christian Self-Esteem - Preface HOME

s time has passed and as I have spent time assisting people in furthering their walk with Jesus it is my firm belief the majority of difficulties people experience regarding sexuality and sexual orientation really have nothing to do with these issues.

Rather, I believe they instead wrestle with self-love, self-image, self-acceptance, self-actualization and self-esteem. When these truer issues are addressed in Jesus Christ then the sexuality and sexual orientation will naturally and without effort fall into place and its proper holy expression.

Here we will look at how to develop a secure self-image and self-acceptance in Christ, improve self-love and self-esteem, and walk in Christ through proper self-actualization. We will be looking at the effects low self-esteem, self-image and self-acceptance can have on your adult development, learn how to identify poor choices and behaviors and how to correct them through Christ's Love, and learning how to allow Christ to assist you in bringing healing to both your life and your sexuality.

Oh, by the way... I know this article is several pages long, but you'll find reading it from beginning to end to be worth the time and effort. These pages are here to help and inspire you. So, please continue on to the next page, read the entire article. You can even download it, and read it offline. Thanks, Ben

Gay Christian Self-Esteem - Life's Questions and Answers HOME

esus said you are to "seek Him and His righteousness and everything else shall be added unto you;" this includes your sexuality. If you seek to find your sexuality or sexual orientation you shall not find it; if you seek Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your sexuality, then you shall find it. Therefore, as with all things in life, you are to lay at Christ's feet your struggles, your questions and concerns, fears and anxieties, joys and sorrows, hopes and dreams regarding your sexuality, and leave them there. You then arise anew, allowing Christ, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, to teach, guide, empower and strengthen you to walk in your sexuality and sexual orientation in accordance with God's best for you. The answers to all of life's questions lie in Jesus and God, and the questions regarding life, how it is to be lived and why, are to be addressed to Jesus and God. Matthew 6:33; 11:28-29; John 14:6, 26

Sadly, too many people ask everyone else in life these questions, seek the answers and meanings of their struggles to understand self and life from places and persons other than Jesus, and therein lies the problem. Life will not give you answers, only the Author of Life can give them; life can and should lead you to turn to the Author of All. God can and often does use life as a tool to reveal God's will. However, life can be deceiving and the discernment of the Holy Spirit, balanced by the use of Christ's Law of Love, is necessary to ensure balance, edification, profit and growth in your life. There are a lot of voices in the world, voices that tell you things contrary to what God says about you, what God desires for your best interests; these voices are not Love and take on many forms. Hebrew 5:9; 12:2, 3

Each of us are unique, no one else is the same; God has a purpose and plan for each of us, and God desires to help us walk out and fulfill that plan. God has a plan for you and your life, a plan that may not always be sunshine and roses, happiness and joy, but ever and always shall it be in Love, edifying and leading you to maturity and growth. Love can be tough; Love sometimes hurts to heal, tears down to build, cares enough to correct, but it ever desires the best for you, and desires to see you in that best. Love bears all, hopes all, endures all, and Love never, never, never fails.

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Ignudo, A Supportive Angel, God Separates Light From Darkness - OR Holiday Picture - See Best of Pictures This Love God has for you reaches out and says, "Come Home." It calls you to new life, new beginnings. It calls you to trust God, trust in God's Love for you, trust Jesus to live within you and lead you to the best life God desires for you. For you, your job is to surrender to this Love and to abide in Christ, leaning on Jesus, trusting Him totally and completely, allowing Him to embrace and teach you, oh, precious "child of God." If God so Loves and accepts you, God chooses to live within your heart, then who are you, or anyone else, to tell you that you are not of God's Household of Faith, not accepted, not Loved?

Who do you believe? To whom do you listen, to whom do you counsel, consult, seek the answers to your life questions? In whom other than Christ, who made you, can you find the answers to your self-image, your self-acceptance, self-actualization, self-love and self-esteem?

There is none other than Jesus.

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ince there is none other than Jesus, what have you done with Him? You can't begin to find yourself in Christ, find your self-worth, self-image, etc. if you don't know Jesus. Are you a Christian?

A Christian isn't someone who tries to live a good life, does "good deeds" all the time. A Christian isn't someone who goes to Church every Sunday, or even once in a while or on Christmas Eve or Easter. A Christian isn't someone who was born into a family where they went to Church or read the Bible. No, a Christian is someone who is born into God's Family, whereby God becomes your literal Parent, and Jesus your literal Brother. To be a Christian is to be an adopted son or daughter of God. How do you get adopted?

You cannot do anything to become a Christian. You cannot earn it; you cannot create it under your own power or strength. Each of us has chosen to live our lives outside of God's best; we have tried to live it on our own. Like the Prodigal Son, we left our home and traveled to another land. Hopefully, like the Prodigal Son, we one day wake up and realize where we are is not where we should be, and we go home. Have you gone home? Isaiah 53; Luke 15: 11-32; Ephesians 2:8

Sadly, the Prodigal Son thought if he did go home, he couldn't go home again as a member of the family, but as a servant. Sadly, many people think if they try to go home to God, God won't accept them as they are, they try to "clean up their act," reform, change. Some people think if they do come home, God will punish them. Micah 7:18

But, Jesus, God's Son and our Brother, came to earth, took on the form of a man, lived among us. Jesus wasn't just a good man, a good teacher; Jesus didn't come to show us a better way. No, Jesus is the ONLY WAY, Jesus, Himself, is "the Way, the Truth, and the Life." Jesus taught us of God's Love, Jesus lived God's Love, was God's Love. Jesus took upon Himself our shortcomings, bore them unto death, even the death of the Cross, nailed them to it and there they stay. Jesus arose from the dead, and today Jesus sits by God, Loving us the same as ever, opening to us the opportunity to return home. John 3:16

God Loves you as you are, and like the Parent in the Story of the Prodigal Son, God waits, searching the horizon every day for you to come home. Seeing you in the distance, God runs to greet you on the road, covering you in hugs and kisses. The cleaning up comes after you come home, it is then God bathes you in the Spirit, clothes you in God's Righteousness.

Though Jesus came and opened the way for you to return home, you have to make the decision to return, it's your choice.

So, if you've been busy trying to clean yourself up, fix your problems, find yourself, stop it. Instead, turn to God, who will accept you as you are and restore and build you into the person you've always been meant to be. Turn to God, ask God to forgive you of your shortcomings, give God your life totally. God will come; meet you where you are on the road of life. Together, as God's newly adopted son or daughter, you will walk the road of life God intends for you.

To find yourself, you have to come home to God. If you haven't done this, I invited you to pray this prayer:

"God, I confess I have left home and not been living as I should. I believe Jesus came for me, Loves me. God, I ask for your forgiveness, I return home to You. Come into my life, Jesus, cleanse me, make me whole; lead me in the road of life you intend for me. Help me God to see myself as you see me, to Love myself, to Love You, to Love other people. I thank you, God, for loving me and hearing this prayer. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

E-MAIL ME ABOUT YOUR NEW FAITH.and let me know you prayed this prayer.

Gay Christian Self-Esteem - The Law of Christ, The Law of Love - Part One HOME

he only commandment given you, as a Christian, is to follow the Law of Christ, Christ's Law of Love. Christ came to fulfill the Law, and all the Law is fulfilled in this: "to Love God with all your heart, and Love your neighbor as yourself." Love is the fulfillment of the Law. Christ commanded us to Love each other the way He Loved us. He called this His commandment. This is the only commandment Jesus gave. Jesus didn't give us ten or ten thousand commandments to follow, only one, Love. This one law, this one commandment is all that is needed. John 15:9-17; Romans 13:8-10

As a Christian, the Law is now written on your heart, and Christ, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, is there to teach and guide you in your life. Godly Love is not emotions, though emotions may be part of it; rather, godly Love is a decision, a choice, a dedication. Godly Love brings the Holy Spirit's fruits of joy, peace, patience, faith, goodness, meekness, and self-control. Godly Love edifies, it uplifts, brings growth and profit. Anything that is Love, shows forth the Fruits of the Spirit and edifies. Galatians 5:14, 22-25

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Ignudo, A Supportive Angel, Creation of Eve - OR Holiday Picture - See Best of Pictures Though all things are Lawful, not all things are Love, not all things edify, bring growth and profit. Though we have the freedom to choose such things, we choose them not, but rather choose to walk in Love in all we are, think and do. Though it be lawful to steal, to murder, to use and abuse self and other people, we choose them not, for such things are not Love. Love is the measuring tool whereby we know what is pleasing to God, and the better way to live. In Christ we have liberty, but we use not our liberties for selfish purposes but by Love serve God, self and other people. You are called by God to be Holy as God is Holy; you are called to be Love as God is Love. I Corinthians 6:12; 10:23

You are to walk in your sexuality and sexual orientation in accordance with the Law of Christ, the Law of Love. You are to walk in your sexuality and sexual orientation towards God, self, and other people in agreement with Love. You are called to be Love and Holy in your sexuality and sexual orientation. Love compels you to turn away from poor choices which are not God's best for you, especially anything sexually which is not Love, which leads not to the edification and growth or you or someone else, which uses or abuses self or other people. I Corinthians 10:13

See Also: Salvation, Sanctification, Holiness, Sin, Forgiveness and Restoration.

et�s continue to look at Love, and how it can work for you...

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