If you’ve been anywhere on social media, in the checkout line at the grocery store or turned on your TV in the last couple months you probably heard about Bruce Jenner and his decision to change his image and name to Caitlyn. He has undergone a lot of surgeries to feminize his face, gotten breast implants and changed his name. Bruce, once an Olympic athlete, later the father Kylie and Kendall Jenner and step-father to the Kardashian family has been all over the news lately. I have watched people support him and I have seen some pretty hateful things out there about him. This story breaks my heart, I want to cry just thinking about it. He said in an interview recently the following statement:
“God’s looking down, making little Bruce. He’s looking down and he says, “Okay, what are we going to do with this one?” Make him a smart kid, very determined, and he gave me all these wonderful qualities. And then at the end when he’s just finishing, he goes, “Wait a second, we gotta give him something. Everybody has stuff in their life that they have to deal with, what are we going to give him?” And God looks down and chuckles a bit and goes, “Hey let’s give him the soul of a female and let’s see how he deals with that.”
It breaks my heart that the enemy has lied to this man his entire life, that somehow down the line he came to believe that God hated him. That God found joy in his confusion that for some reason God himself set out to torment Bruce. That for whatever reason he thought that his life was a mistake! That is not the God I know, and that is not who God is. That is a lie from the very pits of hell. God is not a God of confusion, and He is not a God of hate. He loves me, He loves you and yes He loves Bruce Jenner. I believe that God’s heart is broken as well.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
He knew us before our parents had even thought of us, He knitted us together in our mother’s womb. He made us exactly who we were meant to be, God does not make mistakes, people do. You are exactly who you are meant to be and exactly where you are meant to be. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. The enemy wants nothing more than you destroy you, and he will do whatever it takes to make you miserable, and blame God.
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
That is exactly what the enemy has done to Bruce, Olympic medals couldn’t him happy, his family couldn’t make him happy, money and fame let him done, and eventually Caitlyn will let him down as well. He has a Jesus shaped whole in his heart, and only that will make him complete. He has a God that loves him and only God can save Bruce from himself. Jesus did not come to this earth and die for perfect people, He came to that cross the die for hurting people, He came to die for Bruce Jenner.
So I challenge you stop with the opinions, stop with the hate and stop glorifying the decision that he has made out of hurt. Please join me in prayer for Bruce, and all of the other people who think that God made a mistake on them. A study showed that 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives. Once again that brings us back to 1 Peter 5:8, the enemy is devouring these broken people. He is lying to them and telling them they are a mistake. Genesis 1:31 says that God made everything and it was good, there were no mistakes. He made male and female in His very image, and it was good.
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” Genesis 1: 31
It’s so easy to judge when we have never bought into these lies, but we have bought into other lies. We have all struggled with some form of our identity. “I’m not smart enough”, “rich enough”, “pretty enough”, “thin enough”, etc. Bruce was lied to as well, he was told “I am a mistake” and he believed it. You may have people in your own life struggling with their identity or maybe you yourself have bought into a lie. I want you know that JESUS LOVES YOU! He came down to this earth and dies for YOU! God doesn’t make mistakes, and nothing disqualifies you for His grace and love.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
And if you don’t know that love I hope you find it, because it is the only thing that can heal your hurt and fill the void in your heart. And if you’re hurting and you have no one to talk to please seek out someone who can, in fact message me if you’d like! I don’t want one more person to buy into the lie that they are a mistake and that God does not love them! Because He does so much!
So Pray for Bruce and those like him struggling to find their identity , pray that they can find the love and grace of Jesus! Caitlyn can not make Bruce happy only Jesus can. GOD LOVES BRUCE JENNER.
Lots of Love,