Many homosexuals who become Christians have constant struggles with homosexual feelings and desires. The Christian life is a continual journey of overcoming the “acts of the flesh” (Galatians 5:19-21) and allowing the Holy Spirit to produce the “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23).
We need to take these homosexual feelings seriously because the Bible in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 lists sins that, if indulged in continuously, identify a person as not being redeemed—not being a Christian. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Homosexual activity is listed as one of those sins. While a homosexual sin is immoral and unnatural (Romans 1:26-27) it is not the unforgivable sin. Like any other sin, it can be fully overcome by the Mighty power of God.
How to Overcome Homosexual Desires?
A-Claim God’s promises for victory:
“…for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
“And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:18).
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 1:24).
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
B-Guard what goes into the mind through the senses:
“…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).
C-Avoid homosexual friends and hangouts:
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners” (1Corinthinas 15:33)
E-Believe in God and His transforming power:
“…who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
F-Abide in Christ daily through the study of His Word, prayer and witnessing:
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:4,5).
In His service,