The words “identify” and “identity” are frequently used when reading or hearing about being transgender. Don’t confuse the fact that you’re transgender with who you are as a Christian. You’re not perfect, neither am I nor anyone else on Earth, but David says in Psalm 139:14 that God made us in an amazing and wonderful way. Being born a boy or girl but with a body that didn’t match is no less amazing and wonderful, but the Lord doesn’t look at the outside, He looks beyond our bodies. 1 Samuel 16:7 says “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” The Lord looks at WHO you are, not whether you’re tall or short, white or black, skinny or fat or male or female.
Yes you’re transgender, but don’t make your life about BEING transgender. Rather it should be about growing in Christ, studying His Word and being a disciple. That you are transgender is not something you should deny nor pretend isn’t part of your life. I spent the first half of my life trying to be who I THOUGHT I was “supposed to be”, and though I was a Christian I must also admit that I wasn’t very effective as a follower of Christ because I was fighting against the “who” I really was. I was trying to be a Christian while at the same time denying who He created me to be. That’s like driving your car with your feet on the gas and the brake at the same time – eventually something is either going to break or wear out prematurely.
Once you’ve accepted the fact that you’re transgender, don’t allow that to become your identity. Your being transgender is like your being left or right-handed, it’s just something you are. The SOMEONE you are is totally different. The someone you are isn’t defined by your physical characteristics, though they may have in part shaped who you are. Just as overcoming physical or emotional struggles has brought out the best in some people and even turned them into amazing leaders or public speakers, being transgender can strengthen who you are or you can let it tear you down, but it is NOT who you are.
You are a child of God – He sent His Son to DIE for you BECAUSE He loves you so much. As a child of God you are forgiven. You are holy. You are blameless. You are set free. You are made alive with Christ. You are a citizen of Heaven. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!
Remember that and enjoy this song by MercyMe… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmUfJtsaqps