Lust – I have thought for a while, that is what I have for
my husband, but Sean had made it clear that what I want with my husband is not
forbidden. It is not lust. My husband and I are one, so it is ok for me to want
I’m trying to find lust in my life today. I am by no means
perfect, but I cannot think of anything along these lines. I do not secretly
desire anyone but my husband, but I have to admit, before I started this
journey, I have thought about a few men that would be willing to “help” me get
back at my husband for cheating. But I would never take those thoughts and put
it into action. I was hurt and I wanted him to hurt. I feel ashamed for even
having those thoughts and have asked Christ’s forgiveness on it.
This journey however has helped me to handle things a little
more graceful. Instead of trying to think how to hurt back or get even… take it
to prayer! Take it to Christ. Temptation may not always come in the form of
lust for me. I have been tempted so many times during this journey (checking
his phone / mails / Skype). Thank God, that even though I still fall sometimes
I have not checked in a while, and believe me the opportunities were there. I just take it to prayer.
So I need a little help on recognising lust. I’m sure you
have thought of a couple of things or heard of a couple of things that might be
considered as lust. Share please! Maybe I have this desire for forbidden
pleasure that I don’t even know I have, because it is so hidden in that back
The “get even” part was brought up again last night in my
prayer and devotion time. Also the fact that I’m as my husband puts it – not a people’s
have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ 39 But I
tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek,
turn to them the other cheek also.40 And if
anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If
anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to
the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow
This is a lesson for me again, to forgive and forgive again,
to give and give some more. I am a very hard person with other people (people
not in my direct circle of friends/loved ones). My way of protecting myself,
but this makes me unapproachable. God needs me to be open for other people
other than my loved ones. It is time for
me to let other people in so that He can work in their lives too, using me as a
tool, while he is still moulding me.
I feel change today in me. I feel light, like a feather.
Peace settling in my bones. I pray that God will make my heart soften and help
me to understand when and how I can help. I have guarded myself for so long, I’m
not always sure what the correct way to handle people is. How would God want me
to treat them.
At first I don't always recognize the lust right away either, but after prayer, God shows me in one way or another. Last round it was the love I read about in novels and see in movies and this round it was money. I think from now on though, you will recognize it quicker when it does come since being on this journey with Him.
Praise God for the peace you are feeling! Love it!
Lust is whatever you will compromise your faith for.................."You are in lust,,,not love"
"You are not in God (lust)...you are in God (he is in you) (love)...God is Love. Do you idolize something...do you put it before Him? Think.
Can we lust for control? Can we lust for being right? Can we lust for having our way? It is subtle. Selfishness is subtle. Think.
Being in control or being right, Definitely! But I have also started giving that up since on the journey. Letting go! Obviously not being as right as I think I am all the time :-) But you guys let me know- yay!
Money not so much, but I do feel a longing for love - fairytale love, but it is not something I idolize. Everybody wants to be loved in that way and our expectations are unrealistic most of the time. I know this, but I do not put it before God.
Lust is the desire for things forbidden. It is not always desire of someone.