Sacrificing SomethingPosted: June 24, 2012
People sometimes ask me if I feel like being gay-and-active-in-the -Church is a sacrifice. Sure I do. But everyone has to sacrifice something. Nobody ever gets exactly what they want all the time. Happy people are the ones who are happy anyway, even when they don’t get what they want. Anybody can be happy when they’re getting just what they want.
. . . Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye shall be saved.
Offering our whole souls to God means the good parts and the bad parts, the parts we like and the parts we don’t, the parts we’re proud of and the parts we wish wouldn’t have happened. It means viewing ourselves with complete honesty, understanding that we aren’t perfect, and giving up our lives to God anyway. Sometimes it means giving up things in our lives we like or want. It means different things to different people. But the requirement is the same for everyone: give God your whole life. All of it.
Everyone who is following the Savior is sacrificing something. What we don’t always see is what He has sacrificed for us, and what He gives us in return. Come sacrifice your life with me.