This page is an important one for those struggling with transgenderism. You may also want to read Your True Identity.
Victor is not my real name, but it is appropriate, because in Christ I am a victor, an overcomer. That is not to my credit … no reason for me to boast … but it is to the glory and honor of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who delivered me from the great bondage of transgenderism.
But, let’s just pretend that Victor is my real name. If I use it incorrectly, and think of myself as Victoria, then I am hurting myself. I am not speaking truth. I am speaking a lie. I did that with my own first name. But, beyond that, I had multiple names for different persona … I was in terrible bondage.
I strongly urge you, do not corrupt your name, do not feminize it. If you are an FTM, I urge you, do not masculinize your feminine name.
Names are very important. When God created Adam, our forefather, on the sixth and last day of creation, God brought all the animals to Adam for him to name them (see Genesis 2:19). “Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.” It is interesting to note that God wanted “to see what he would call them.” God, in His foreknowledge, knew what Adam would name them, but He tells us this to help us understand that names are powerful and meaningful.
There was something about using a feminine name for myself that was “empowering” … in the wrong way. It reinforced the many lies that Satan and his demons had foisted upon me, to try to seal my fate.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies (your whole being, your identity, your name) a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly …” Romans 12:1-3