We use LUST as a negative word, and ATTRACTION as a positive one, without understanding that both words essentially mean the same thing.
For the longest time, I have waged war with this so called “attraction” in different ways, most of them through friends who would come and tell me, “It just happened, I don’t know when I fell in love.” This is not love! Beg your pardon people, but as soon as someone tells me something like that, I know it cannot be love.
Who am I to judge anyone though, especially since I have been victim to “attraction” too! So whenever in doubt, I always go back to my manual of life, my Bible. Here’s what my Bible says about Lust: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16
Notice how it does not stop at lust of the flesh, it says lust of the eyes too! Your eyes are the biggest deceiver.
So next time anyone tells you, ‘I don’t know how it happened…’, aren’t they really admitting to LUST?
My point is simple! To all the young people reading this, please understand this clearly:
LOVE is a lifetime DECISION! LUST is a fleeting FEELING!
We believe LOVE comes from God, because HE is LOVE personified. If love then, is eternal, how can we believe that these little fleeting moments that cause our hearts to beat faster for 2 minutes is actually LOVE? It is nothing but LUST.
We must learn to recognize the difference between LOVE and LUST – so many heartbreaks can be avoided if we just see the difference!