The Purpose-less Driven LifeSeptember 22, 2018
All Hail to the LGBT Community?September 22, 2018
Dear Zygi Wiff,
Life doesn’t seem fair at times. It often appears as if some people are more fortunate than others. Most of us probably wished we were born more attractive, had better talents or grew up in an environment where we had more access to better opportunities in life. Have you ever thought about why God seems to play favorites as He gives some people more abilities than others?
I thought about this reality as I watched Randy Moss being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this past offseason. What made Randy Moss a tremendous wide receiver when he played for the Minnesota Vikings? He is 6 foot 4 inches tall. Consequently, he was almost 6 inches taller than most NFL cornerbacks he played against. He could run a 4.25 in the 40-yard dash and was faster than virtually every defender who tried to cover him. Randy Moss also had the kind of leaping ability that would make many NBA players feel jealous.
Is it fair that God gave Randy Moss better talent than almost every wide receiver that has ever played football?
On the surface, it seems unfair that God gives some people great ability, while the rest of us are forced to go through life with what seems like average talents. I personally believe that God only gives very few people great talent. Yet, God does give the rest of us enough talent to accomplish the great things He put us on this earth to do. If we strictly look at how much talent someone has and not consider the fact that God put each of us on this earth for different reasons, then we will think God is unfair in how He designed each of us.
Our world would fall apart if we were all created to do the same thing. Therefore, God uniquely created each of us with the expectations that we would accomplish something unique with our lives. When we find why we were created, it will start to make sense as to why God created us the way He did.
Deep inside each of us, there is this burning need to be treated fairly. For someone to change his or her gender, he or she has to believe that God is not fair in how He made him or her. Once we believe that God is not just in the way He designed us, we will often spend our lives wanting to be something or someone who we were never created to be in the first place. Once envy sets in, we will spend our time looking at what other people have instead of appreciating what God has given us.
We are moving from giving people equal opportunities to focusing on trying to make equal outcomes in life. In this process, many of us have forgotten that God has an expected outcome for each of our lives.
What the transgender community seems not to understand about fairness is that fairness doesn’t mean we all get the same results in life. Fairness has more to do with the opportunities each of us has been given. I believe that God is fair to each of us because He gives us all an opportunity to live life, have a relationship with Him and accomplish whatever He put us on this earth to achieve.
Life seems unfair because God doesn’t often control the decisions we each make that negatively affect other people’s lives. For example, it is not God’s fault that a baby is born addicted to crack cocaine. It is hard to understand how fair God is when we focus on all the selfish decisions we see people make each day. Many of us also don’t realize that God knowingly placed us in an unfair world as He allows each of us to go through negative experiences for a reason.
We will never understand fairness if we don’t understand that a big part of life is not about what you gain but what we give. Both a crack baby and a healthy child born with hall of fame football talent both have the potential to make a significant contribution to other people’s lives. For instance, maybe God allowed some babies to be born addicted to crack because He knew that some crack babies would grow up one day and help thousands of people who were born addicted to the drug.
A well-lived life has little to do with the amount of talent we have, but the lives we helped changed for God as we use our talents. If you believe that God gives us talent to simply benefit us, you will lose the ability to recognize that God is fair and life is not. We all have a fair shot in helping God to bring His purposes into the earth. I would have much rather been born on crack and then grow up spending my life helping other crack babies than been born a gifted athlete and spent my life mostly doing for myself while traveling through life with no real purpose.
For the transgender community to start to thrive, they have had to trick people into believing that God is not fair. We only believe God is just to the extent that we believe we were put on this earth to serve God.
Mr. Wiff, there is nothing wrong with fighting for people who have been treated unfairly by life, but there is a huge problem when the LGBT community tries to treat God like He has been unfair with them. I can’t answer every question about why God only created male or female. If we continue to allow the LGBT community to spread the narrative that God is unfair in the way He created them, I believe our society will continue to decline as we continue to reject a God who wants to use each of our lives to bring about justice in this increasing unfair world.
How fair is God? One day, we will figure out that a crack baby might end up having more advantages in life than a child born with hall of fame football talent. Sometimes, God allows us to be born broken because broken people often are the most equipped to help broken people. We will only conclude that God is fair if we understand that our lives are not all but us, but what God wants to accomplish through our lives.