By: Amber Harbin
This is my first blog post and I am a bit nervous honestly. Writing the first post is actually a bit nerve wrecking. Why? Well, I want to show you all what my blog is about, introduce myself, and share my goals for the blog. I call myself a writer and I want to live up to that. For me, it is always a bit frustrating trying to start a writing project. I am pretty sure I am not the only one with this issue. Well, I finally decided to stop procrastinating and write this post. I am a writer and I have a message to spread.
Last year, some events happened in my life that sparked an idea inside of me. The idea was to make a blog dedicated to spreading the truth about God's love. I am pretty sure there are a lot of people who feel like God doesn't love them, especially due to their sexual orientation. They feel this way because many people tell them they are disgusting, vile, and God hates them for who they are. If any of you are like what I used to be, you probably think that you are worthless and God hates you for what he created you to be. I am here to tell you that the lies religious Pharisees have put into your mind are garbage. If you believe their garbage, you will feel like garbage.
Why do I call their words garbage? Well, the religious claim to know who God is and what he is about. They use their man-made rules to control others and to get what they want. If we look back in history, we can see that many people have used God's name to excuse their hatred. After a certain amount of time, that crap becomes annoying and tiring. I am a Christian, mind you, and I can tell you that the religious bug me to no end. I am tired of seeing the religious twisting the bible for their own uses and acting like they are holier than thou.
So what is the true purpose of this blog? I want to show what I learn about God's love and what he really thinks about the LGBT community. I want to save a life by sharing my testimony and bring you on this faith journey with me. I will not hide who I am and I will admit...I will make mistakes. That is how people learn and grow as a person. I am not perfect and I may be wrong, but I feel that this blog is what God wants me to do. I am also going to share some of my experiences, my thoughts, and questions that pertain to Christianity and being in the LGBT community. All of these questions and thoughts will come about as I live my life as bisexual and serving God, trusting him through faith.
So as we go on this faith journey together, there are goals that I want to meet on this blog. There are so many and I realize I can't accomplish them all at once. Hopefully, with your help, these goals can be accomplished. In fact, I know they can be accomplished! :) In my opinion, every blog or writing piece should have goals related to the theme. For me, these goals will remind me of my purpose and what I want to get done. I don't want to get distracted or forget why I made the blog in the first place.
Goals for the blog
My goals for the blog are:
- Show God is love
- Show God doesn't see color or sexual orientation
- Show God's true character
- Change someone's mind
- Change a stubborn mind
- Save a Life
- Show that not all Christians are hateful or religious.
- Show what it is like for a Christian to live by faith, not man-made rules/regulations.
- Love God/Jesus by loving others.
- Talk about, "What is Love?"
- Talk about, "What does God actually hate?"
- Talk about, "Is homosexuality actually a sin?"
- Bring about tolerance for all races, religions, and sexual orientation.
- Bring people closer to God.
- Share my testimony
- Show my journey and how I change/mature.
Let's start the journey!
So join me on this journey as I decide to live by faith and trust God. I am surrendering the fear and worry that I might "go to Hell" and I am believing God loves me for me. Not only will this journey better me and bring me closer to the Holy Spirit, but it will show others who God really is. Remember, God loves you and accepts you as is. He isn't shocked about you whatsoever. He made you in your mother's womb. Everything happens for a reason. Again, you are beautiful the way you are.