I must be crazy trying to write this page … scared to death … but I want to offer some hope to those who consider themselves to be Female-To-Male (FTM) transgenders. I come from the standpoint of a MTF transgender … know that pretty well … but I am going to take a stab at this … and I think I have the prompting of the Holy Spirit and His help.
I can’t prove it … but I have my suspicions that the varied reasons for MTFs is similar to the reasons for FTMs wanting to change their gender. It seems inconceivable to an MTF that an FTM would want to leave their beautiful state, but this points up a fact that MTFs should take careful note of, being in a woman’s body does not solve life’s many problems. By the same token, FTMs should take note that being a man does not solve everything either.
Again, as I have stated before, I am not going to put my two reasons for having wanted to be an MTF transgender out there … because I think it could hurt you if it is premature knowledge … Jesus needs to reveal those reasons … and my reasons may not be your reasons … don’t want to mislead you.
Anyway … I believe desire for two things is paramount for both MTFs and FTMs … safety and control.
Safety from what? Well, I’m not going to spell it out … but this fallen world is not a safe place … and there are “evil beasts” and “brute beasts” as Titus and Jude say (see the page “Escaping the Trap”). Everyone needs to be safe, but the only way to truly be safe in this sinful world is to be under the protection of Almighty God. He alone can deliver us from the dangers that we face.
Control of what? Evil and wicked men want to lord it over other men (or women). In our weak flesh, we all want to be in control of our circumstances and the people around us. But, really, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, is the only One who is in control. The many biblical and historical accounts bear this truth out. Read the story of God versus Pharaoh in Exodus. Who won?
If you are a female-to-male transgender, please ask yourself why you are so desperately seeking safety and control that you are willing to change your apparent gender.
God did not make a mistake with you … your God-given gender is the correct one.