Homosexual Recovery

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Recovering from homosexuality can be a challenging process. Those who seek God's help in this will have the best chances of success.   If this is your desire, there are some key steps you can take to get started in the journey to freedom.    

1.  Forsake the sin, trust in Jesus Christ and receive Godís forgiveness

God loves you, regardless of how far you may have gone astray into sin.  He has made you in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-27), and has a special plan for your life.  He offers forgiveness to you if you will forsake your sin, trust in Jesus Christ, and follow him.  Jesus paid the penalty for your sin (death) so that you can have peace with God.  When you turn away from your sin, God welcomes you back with open arms, just as the father welcomed the wayward son home (Luke 15:11-32).  If you are interested in learning more about Jesus Christ please visit our page on Finding Peace with God.   

If you are ready to do this now, here is a suggested prayer to pray:

ďLord God, thank you for loving me and providing forgiveness for me through Jesus.  I believe that Jesus died for me on the cross and was resurrected from the dead.  I believe that Jesus is the Son of God.  I specifically confess my sin related to homosexuality: ______________ (ex. lust, idolatry, homosexual acts/thoughts, fornication, unforgiveness, etc.).  I turn away from these sins and renounce the use of my body and mind in them.  I now receive the forgiveness and cleansing that is mine through my faith in Jesus Christ.  Thank you, Father God!  Amen.Ē 

2.  Believe that God is healing you

Godís power is unlimited!  While it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the depth and strength of sinís grip, we can confidently trust that Godís power will heal our past wounds, painful memories and sexual dysfunction.  Faith was often the key ingredient in healings that Jesus performed.  By believing that God is healing you, your faith releases Godís unlimited power to work in you. 

We know several people who have found freedom from homosexuality through faith in Jesus Christ.  The scriptures also testify about people who were healed of homosexuality. The Apostle Paul wrote about them in this passage:

Or 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 (effeminate by perversion), nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB

That same transforming power is available to you through faith in Jesus today:

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4 NIV

You can exercise your belief in that divine power today by praying a prayer such as this one:

ďLord God in heaven, I believe in your miracle-working, transforming power. I believe that it is giving me everything I need for life and godliness.  I believe that you are healing my sexuality and all the root issues that have contributed to its dysfunction over the years.  Lord, you created the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched handÖnothing is too hard for you.  I believe that you can change my life and teach me how to live as a new creation. Please do this in me, Father. Thank you! Amen.Ē

3.  Work in partnership with the Holy Spirit in living a new life

In addition to forgiving us, God empowers us to live a new life through the Holy Spirit, which he sends to live in us.   The Holy Spirit is our internal guide or tutor who directs us to the respective areas that need to be dealt with.  He is gentle and patient, and only gives us things to work on that we are able and ready to do.

As we respond to the Holy Spiritís convictions and guidance in our day to day decisions, Godís power will continue to heal and transform us.     

Here is a sample prayer to invite the Holy Spirit to lead you in living a new life:

ďLord God, I invite you to fill me afresh with the Holy Spirit today. Please forgive me for the times when Iíve grieved the Spirit in any way.  Please sharpen my convictions of sin, righteousness and judgment. I now receive your Spirit (pause for a time of silent prayer).  I submit myself to your control and will yield my heart to the Spiritís leadings.  Thank you, Lord. In Jesusí name I pray, Amen.Ē

4.  Get connected with others who have decided to pursue freedom

The above steps are just the beginning of the road to sexual and emotional healing.  It is very important for you to get connected with other people who have decided to pursue God.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE! 

Please let us know if you have taken the above steps, so we may join you in faith and pray for your success (contact us). 

From here, you may want to check out our other studies on sex addiction and Christian living.  They can help you work through the issues involved with sex addiction recovery, including generational healing, inner healing, cutting soul ties, cleaning house and training the eyes and thoughts for purity.  

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