Homosexuality Was My Identity

“I was 100% sure that was my identity ... Yet during that moment of conversion was I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, that homosexuality was not who I was, that my identity was in Christ.”

Becket spent over 25 years pursuing the desires we all desperately want as human beings: relationships, love, intimacy, support, and affirmation. Undeniably, these desires had a unique grip on his heart that was incomparable to any other desire. They carried with them emotions that vastly impacted his will, intentions, and actions and became a unique part of his identity.

Becket says, “When I was living that gay life for many many years, I was 100% sure that was my identity. Like it was, I felt I was born that way, that it was my orientation, it was my identity, and I felt like it was immutable. And one of the things that happened during that moment of conversion was I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt, that homosexuality was not who I was, that my identity was in Christ.”

The problem with this is that he was not created to have an identity rooted in sexual orientation or human relationships. No one is. We were created to have an identity rooted in God. If that’s off, all of our desires are off and we find ourselves chasing things that we were never supposed to pursue. Homosexual relationships are one of those things. It stands contrary to God’s moral will for mankind. But we don’t have to stand as enemies of God. Through Jesus Christ, there is hope for new life. There is hope for salvation.

Becket’s story portrays this truth with such kindness and from an intimate understanding of your life experiences, thoughts, and desires. May you see his love for you, God’s love for you, as you watch it.

Regardless of what you have done in your life, redemption is provided to you through Jesus Christ. Just like Becket, even if you have found your identity in worthless things, God died for you. He can make you a new creation and save you from a terrible fate if you call out to Him. If you are broken over your sin, call out to God in repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that He will redeem you.


 

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