Day Two of a Seven Day Devotional for Ex-Gays
If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.
1 John 1:6
We live in a society full of excuses. If someone is an alcoholic, of course, it’s genetics. If someone is a drug addict, of course, it’s a disease. If someone aborts a baby, it’s because a woman has a choice. With all due respect, these are all excuses – ways to escape the downfall of sin without being held accountable. That’s what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about – accountability!
One thing about me and music is I’ve never been the best singer or the best producer, but I’ve always been great at giving no excuses. When it was time for me to deejay the gay club, I was always on time. Never did I miss a gig when I sang at the gay churches. I was always engaged whenever I spoke to gay media. I was never too tired, too drunk, or too high to honor my commitments. I never had excuses for doing the things I needed to do to get to the next level.
Christ is the same way! He’s not interested in our excuses. He’s not interested in why we can’t do things because, in reality, we do the things we want to do. For instance, achieving wealth. How many people wake up in the morning, and from the time they awake until they go to bed, they vigorously pursue wealth, promotion, and prestige without abandon? There’s no excuse for these people. They’ll do whatever it takes to get what they want. If it means working 20 hours a day, they’ll do it. If it means going back to school, they’ll do it. If it means schmoozing the boss, they will do it. Why? Because they want the reward no matter what. Do you want the reward of the cross? If so, there’s no excuse.
I’ve heard every reason why someone cannot be delivered from homosexuality, but at the end of the day, there’s only one reason – because they don’t want to be. There is not one instance in the Bible where Christ administered a miracle, and the other individual didn’t want it. They wanted to change. If it meant a person with paralysis being lowered through a roof by friends, they did it. If it meant Zacchaeus climbing a tree, even though he was a very short man, he did it. The woman with the issue of blood did whatever it took to get to Jesus. Reaching out through a throng of people? She did it!
My point is your excuse means nothing to me because I don’t know you, but more importantly, it means nothing to Christ, and he knows everything about you. So what is your excuse? In the grand scheme of your eternal life, what will your excuse be when you face God? Frankly, no excuses will be accepted, but the redeemed shall reap great reward!