Day 24—Love vs Lust
“End it now. Identify every object of lust
in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you've swallowed in
pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live
in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed - today - and replaced
with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.”
defined in this chapter is opposite of love. It means to set your heart and
passions on something forbidden. “For a believer it’s the first step out of fellowship
with the Lord and with others. That’s because very object of your lust—whether it’s
a young coworker or a film actress, or coveting a half-million dollar house or
a sports car—represents the beginnings of a lie. This person or thing that
seems to promise sheer satisfaction is more like a bottomless pit of unmet
have been opened in this journey to what I have lusted for—nicer house,
different job, more money, and a guy that does not belong to me. It is
completely selfish and I have come to realize that those things are just a misguided
thirst for satisfaction that only God can fulfill. God will provide me with what I need. He knows the desires of our
hearts—desires that come from a pure heart not a misguided one.
make you dissatisfied with your spouse. It breeds anger, numbs hearts, and destroys
marriages. Rather than fullness, it leads to emptiness.” That cannot be any TRUER.
Anger and a numb heart led me to a place I should had never gone, which
ultimately led to emptiness—lost friendships and on the road to a lost
marriage. However, that emptiness was the start of the hardest journey I have ever been on in my 28 years and is leading
me to an everlasting joy amidst heartache.
If I could take back the hurt I have caused, I would in a heartbeat, but I
honestly would not take back this journey because I would not be where I am
with God without it. Every day is insanely emotionally draining, but He gives
me strength to get through it and I know
each day He is molding me more and more.
have mind battles, but instantly give it to God. My eyes and heart are set on
my husband and I cannot let lust get in the way of that. Lust is the best this world has to offer, but love offers you the best
life in the world!
I think I responded to this in the journal section