Love: an intense feeling of deep emotion.
Lust: a strong desire
Love and Lust. Everyone hears about it, everyone knows the difference between them when it comes to explaining them, but everyone seems to confuse them when it’s happening to them.
Recently I have experienced these things in my life. Not necessarily in the sexual way, but in my everyday life. You see a lot of people, especially girls, confuse these things, and even more especially when it comes to boys. It seems easier for girls to fall in the trap of love. Girls think a guy means it when he says “I love you” and then proceeds to make a move. You see it would sound weird if a guy said “I lust after you,” right? That’s when love takes a downward spiral and falls into a deep dark hole of lust.
People are easily deceived when it comes to love and lust. Lust is one of the seven deadly sins, but also the one that isn’t as apparent at first. You see everyone lusts after something. Whether it’s that person who sits next to you in class, or your dream college, or that new iPhone. Everyone lusts, because the way I view it, wanting something, is lusting after it (in the non secular way of course).
Love is hard. It’s hard for people to really fully experience unconditional love. But that unconditional love is the love we receive from God. I mean come on, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son, so we will not perish but have eternal life.” Like what the heck!!! That is some real love there. You see, I fully believe that people have the ability to love one another, in fact I hope to God people do, but I don’t know if people can fully love someone unconditionally. See it’s easy for people of faith to identify love versus lust. We feel love because God loves us, but we also feel lust because people love sin, and sin loves lust. It is up to us as people to be able to decipher that idea of love and lust, and to avoid ever acting on lust.
Love and lust is so so hard. People are so confused as to which is what. It is so important for people to remember what love really is and the way God loves us.
It is extremely important for people to realize that they can confuse love and lust. Lust can get you in a lot of trouble, especially if it is confused with love.
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
2 Timothy 2:22
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:16