Day 24 - Love vs. Lust
The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. – 1 John 2:17
I don't think it's a coincidence that we were just talking about this at Half-Time last night. Not directly, but indirectly. We were reading scripture from the daily reading of 'Stand Firm" and the discussion led to men's addictions to porn, sex, and other things of a sexual nature.
I kept trying to drive home to everyone that it wasn't JUST about sex. It's not JUST about porn. It can be about anything.
For example, I am self employed and in my case I spend WAY too much time working on things that my customers will NEVER pay me for. And I'm not just talking about a 'little' bit of time. I'm talking about huge volumes of time.
I keep a record of my hours…I just don't always bill for them. I ran some reports that showed I was working a minimum of 70 hours, and yet my maximum billing for any of those weeks was 23 hours. That means I was either 'addicted' to the work, or addicted to the concept that there would be a monetary reward.
That being said; what I have to determine is exactly what is causing this type of behavior and fix it.
|Today's Dare: |
End it now. Identify every object of lust in your life and remove it. Single out every lie you've swallowed in pursuing forbidden pleasure and reject it. Lust cannot be allowed to live in a back bedroom. It must be killed and destroyed – today – and replaced with the sure promises of God and a heart filled with His perfect love.
|Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil. (1 Peter 2:16)|
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