Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
This verse means a lot to me. Sometimes I grow weary of doing what is right. It sometimes seems that I make no progress. I think also for those of us in the LGBT community that we see what forces are working against us, and it is easy to get discouraged. But we must not give up doing what is right, for God promises that good work will not be in vain.
Doing the right thing does get very discouraging. I recently graduated from school and I'm in a job search right now and the "paranoid me" wonders how many interviews and offers have been turned away because my sexual orientation/activism is pretty visible in web search. I wish I didn't have to feel this way and this is why we need to keep pressing on so that the world is a safer place for other LGBT people. As you say, doing the right thing is often very difficult and often misunderstood. I think that is why many people still struggle with coming out. It is really difficult taking a stand about yourself in the world (I've been out 10 years and I still find it a struggle...especially when I am vulnerable). I guess it is good we have Soulforce...certainly a good place to find encouragement for the journey.