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How Should You Respond To Caitlyn Jenner?

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Here's what you must understand about her drastic need to change to gain happiness...

There are many bloggers who seem to want to guilt you into doing things because you think differently than them or point out how your sin is no worse than someone else’s etc… etc… This isn’t going to be a post about how you shouldn’t judge or how you should love because Jesus loves. Honestly, people that blog in that way are low thinkers. Of course everyone knows that Jesus loves and Christians should love everyone…duh… I really want to make an attempt to show how Christians shouldn’t be so surprised by what Bruce Jenner has done because we were once there also.

If you look through the net, you will find story after story of people who were searching for something in their lives. They turned to drugs…drinking….work…sexual relationships. Their searches inevitably turned out to be fruitless and they even felt in more despair. The ending to these stories sometimes are finished with suicide, broken marriages and numerous trips to rehab centers.

What you will also find in many of these stories is that people at one point did experience something different. They met Jesus. They met this man who gives hope, forgiveness, redemption and ultimately salvation.

They met Jesus and stopped trying to change their own lives because He changed it by bringing them into a relationship with Him.

It’s no surprise to me that Bruce Jenner did what he did. He, like all of us, was looking for something. He didn’t feel right; he didn’t feel complete. He believed that he had the ability to find this completeness in himself. He is not alone. People are trying to find completeness in themselves every day, except they aren’t famous like him and don’t have a camera or magazines chronicling it.

Fathers and mothers abandon their marriages and children because they believe there is something more out there; they need to be satisfied. People of all ages believe if they can get likes, follows, shares and retweets it will finally lead to some type of satisfaction in their lives. If I can jump through this hoop or meet this person then my life will mean something. We all want to find meaning and want to know the answer to the question “Why am I here?”

Whatever you try in order to find that thing you are looking for, you will never be truly happy. It will only create external change. That’s what Caitlyn Jenner did. She did things and created external change. She needed something and had man create her in an image that she wanted. This isn’t true change. A surgeon could come along next month and change her back if she wanted.

Jesus creates internal change. You can argue that I’m wrong…it’s a fairytale or crutch. Sure you have that right. I would point you though to the millions of people throughout the ages that have recognized their need for something more and they turned to Jesus for true meaning, true change and true freedom.

So rather than accuse someone of a log in their own eye…or remind people of the obvious that Jesus loves everyone or ….fill in the blank… It’s good to remember that we all want to find meaning in our lives. We all do it in different ways. I happen to believe that finding that meaning in your life begins with Jesus.

This article was originally published at Dr. David Simonsen. Reprinted with permission from the author.


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