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Sacrifices We Make For Love

Aug 17, 2007
My life was perfect and as a wife, mother and a leader in my church, I was respected. Everything changed when the Holy Spirit took my heart by surprise.

God wanted more from me than the ordinary way of the so-called right way to live. He wanted a complete change of mind. He wanted me to stop depending on what people said was the right way to live.

God is the creator of all things. He has control over His Children in this corrupt and sinful world. And He will use His abounding power to produce the fruit He wants to grow from the vine of each of His human creations.

God changed me by making me love another woman. He took my pride for this life and made me depend on Him.

He allowed me to see the world through eyes I would not have had if my life had not completely changed. Being gay was the kiss of death to my life as I was living it.

My father threatened my life, my brothers and sister deserted me. My mother, who once was my best friend did everything humanly possible to pray me out of my lifestyle.

No one really understands how serious a change like this was for me until they understand how drastically my family reacted in hopes of saving me from my sinful lifestyle. My mother was one such person. My mother had held a secret deep within her being for 24 years and in an effort to rescue me she confessed her sin.

My father was in the Navy and my mother was left to be the sole care taker of three small children with very little money to live on. She became very ill and lost her hearing. The Navy immediately flew dad off his aircraft carrier to be by my mothers side at great tax payers expense.

A week later my mother's hearing returned, but because of what the Navy did she was afraid to let them know her hearing returned. She didn't even tell dad. So for twenty four years she chose to keep everyone she knew in the dark.

When I showed that my heart was changed, because now I was with a woman and not with my husband, my mother faced her demon lie and confessed that she could hear. She thought that her prayers for my lifestyle would allow God to answer her prayer for me.

She no longer held onto the pride of her life and the respect of what others would think of her. She confessed, because she wanted to save me.

The only thing my mother didn't count on was that God made me change in order to save me! My lifestyle took my pride away and made me investigate why lies about homosexuals were being legitimized by the church.

Depending completely on God made me read all kinds of information on History, books left out of the Bible, and of course the Bible. I studied and prayed for insight and depth of knowledge.

My learning experiences changed my thinking and made me see life in a different perspective. Taking away the pride I had with my so-called perfect life and being thrust into reality made me become an independent thinker.

God spoke to me in order that I would be a voice for Him. A voice not because He wanted me to justify the lifestyles of homosexuals, but a voice that would teach others about the purpose of our world.

Being gay was the best thing that ever happened to me. Taking my pride and making me depend on God changed me into a more loving, caring person. I no longer sought to look good for people, now my goal was to sacrifice my life for God.

Now my goals were to announce what I have learned to every willing ear. To announce to the world and the church that they were wrong about sin. To be a voice that proclaims that our world is no more than a life game.

Jesus states, Matthew 18:1-5, "At that time the disciples came to Jesus, asking, 'Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?'
So Jesus called a child, had him stand in front of them, and said, 'I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child. And whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.'"

My mother confessed her lie to Save Me! God changed my lifestyle to Save Me! My pride was ripped from my life taking away my dependence on the church and how they said I was suppose to live and I was Saved!

In order to win in our world game of life we must change. Change is the key to walking the path of God. Change saves us from just living in this world for ourselves.

We must come to God like children. Children trust easily. They love completely and have no prejudice thoughts. They are completely humble to the circumstances of their lives.

To be children is to be totally helpless to the people who are in charge of their lives. To walk in this world is to acknowledge that when we are in control, God is not!

Let go of your pride and open your eyes so you can see that our world is temporary. Our world has an appointed time and then the game is over.
About the Author
My name is Linda C Dipman and I am the author of THE GAME OF LIFE IT'S ALMOST OVER. I prove through the Bible and my own life story that we are in a huge multifaceted world game. My web page is http://www.outskirtspress.com/gameoflife. Go to Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com and Read THE GAME OF LIFE IT'S ALMOST OVER, today and understand your destiny and how to win your game.
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