When it comes to love and lust, we have to decide on which one we feel in our hearts. We tend to get a little confused sometimes and we think that our feelings are pure love when they’re not. Let’s break it down because it is very important for us to understand it. Lust gives you the run around and love is what stays around. What does that mean exactly? Well, lust causes you to run all over the place searching for something to appease you for the moment. A lot of people think that what they’re feeling is love when in fact; their desires are nothing more than lust. Whenever you feel that you have to jump from person to person looking for happiness, than that is nothing but lust. You can’t love someone one minute and then the next thing you know (or a month later) you love someone else and a month after that you love someone else. Love doesn’t play games like that. What love does, is it provides a solid foundation for great things to be built within a relationship. Let’s be honest. When you love someone, love stays with you. Even if that other person doesn’t love you back. You will, wholeheartedly, still have feelings for that person. A person can’t bounce around all over the place loving every single man or woman that crosses your path every other week. It just isn’t gratifying.
If you look up the definition of the word lust, you will find that lust is described as a craving. Well, what happens when your craving has been satisfied? You no longer have that craving anymore. It disappears until you start having a craving for something else. Lust proves itself to not have a lasting effect at all whatsoever. Love, however, is an emotional attachment. Love represents so many things that people desire and want to hold on to. Love is compassion, kindness, satisfaction; it’s strong, and it’s passionate. Love is the one true emotion that sticks to your bones and works its way through every crevice of your body to let you know that you can’t go a day without breathing the same air as your significant other.
“Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy as cruel as the grave;
Its flames are flames of fire,
A most vehementflame.
Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor can the floods drown it.
If a man would give for love
All the wealth of his house,
It would be utterly despised.”
- Song of Solomon 8:6-7