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R2D24 Lust isn't what I thought

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I had never really considered myself to be a "lustful" person until Dare 24 of Round 1 of the Love Dare.  I was especially convicted by the suggestion in the book that when we say "If only I had __________", we are exhibiting a lustful attitude.  My life has been filled with "If only" - If only I had a spouse that would go to church with me, if only I had a spouse that would pray with me, if only I had a spouse that was romantic, if only I had better hair, if only I was skinnier, if only I had my old job back, if only my house was updated, if only I felt I had a secure future...... It goes on and on.  I am ashamed of how these lustful attitudes crept into my heart and I am sure that they have been poison in my marriage, and made my DH feel inadequate and disrespected.  I vowed again anew today to rid my heart of these lustful attitudes.  I want to develop the mindset of Paul, that whatever circumstance I am in, I have learned to be content.  God is sufficient in all things.

  • That was an eye-opener for me as well.  God showed me I am a "grass is greener on the other side" person and it sure did sting.  I was ashamed of myself as well.  But God promises if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  That brought comfort where I felt shame.  I have been praying to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself in as well.  I sometimes feel God is peeling me one layer at a time until one day all that will be left in the middle is a woman who reflects Christ.  It doesn't always feel good either, but I've realized how necessary it is for growth in the Lord.  

  • The world since the day we were born begins teaching us to want, to desire, to think selfishly.  And it is ingrained in us.  then the dares or Christ's words, or someone's witness to Christ brings us to the point we see how we have thought and acted, and then there is opportunity for growth.  And you are seeing growth.  

  • Lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and the pride of life.

    The man of God touched on lust in church last night.

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