I saw this advertisement by Clean and Clear, and it left me confused. Being a mom in these times is not easy. Anything goes! If you have an opinion or a thought that is different than what the main stream media would suggest, you are seen as hateful or bigoted. I am neither hateful or bigoted, but I am confused.
This ad features Jazz Jennings, a transgendered teenager. She claims that she is a girl, trapped in a boys body. Now she is living her life as a girl. Watch:
Between this ad and Planet Fitness (a couple weeks ago) revoking a woman’s membership because she felt uncomfortable in the gym’s locker room with a transgender -Carlotta Sklodowska- a man who is living her life as a woman…I am now even more confused.
One half of One percent of the population is said to identify with being transgendered, but with the media these days….you’d think half the population was!
Geeeez, how am I to process this stuff….and then how am I to explain this to my kids when they are older?
Here’s what I know:
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27. There are XX Chromosomes making you a woman and there are XY Chromosomes making you a male. God designed us in HIS image. I also believe that there are no exceptions to HIS design. His design is perfect, because HE is perfect.
I also know this:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” Jeremiah 1:5. God knows us. He knew us before he created us. He desires a relationship with us. He also says “if we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us.” It is not about how we “feel” or how we “see” our selves-it is rather about how God sees us. How does God see you? You can know how God sees you by creating and forming a relationship with Him.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14. God’s works ARE wonderful, and His creation of humanity is His masterpiece. Regardless of how you “feel,” God made you wonderful and there is no confusion in God.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33.
Is it possible to go through periods of questioning our sexuality….yes, of course….but we are also called to “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5. Thoughts can get out of control…if we allow them to. That’s why we take our thoughts captive and line them up with what God’s word says.
Here’s what I am trying to say. If you want to really know yourself, know who you are called to be, know who you were created to be….seek a relationship with God. In that relationship, you will find who God has called you to be. This world, is a crazy place….without God, we really are lost….and we’ll try to identify ourselves through feelings….but feelings don’t last, only God’s love does….and that can be found in a relationship with Him.
The world would love to quickly tell you Who you are, but the truth of who you are is found in God.