So today was a little difficult for writing but I was inspired by Madame Noire’s video post discussing Lust vs. Love. The reporter asked various people throughout New York “Have you ever confused lust for love?” Of course there were many ‘yes’ because we have all done it once or twice. Many interviewees said they were confused because of the sexual relationship they had established with the individual. As I’ve mentioned before sex really does make the relationship more difficult to read.
By knowing the difference between lust and love helps keeps us focused on what’s important to pursue within a relationship.
Lust: sexual appetite, sexual longing, biological urge, desire, passion
Love: fondness, devotion, intimacy, attachment
Which one do you have for your partner or “person of interest”? Unfortunately, we all have connected with someone merely from physical attraction and hoping for some substance. Only to be disappointed and eventually tangled up in some mess. Lust is what keeps us from experiencing real love. Some lust after things, money and even food, in turn this harms them mentally, spiritually or physically, sometimes it is all three.
Check out the video => http://madamenoire.com/203277/madame-on-the-street-have-you-ever-confused-lust-for-love/
CALL TO ACTION: Write down three things that makes you think you are in love with this person. Compare the list to the definitions above of lust and love.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:16-17 NASB)