He said, “Lust promises what it can’t deliver.”
Now, I know that many of us think of lust in more of a sexual connotation, and I think that was how my friend/mentor was using it. But doesn’t this apply to all forms of temptation?
When the voice of seduction (again, not strictly sexual) begins to call, it tries to sell us on what an incredible future it can provide for us.
“It will feel so good.”
“No one will ever know.”
“You’ll never have to worry about anything, ever again.”
After the fact though, we discover the that the truth looks a lot different…
“It felt good in the moment, but now I just feel terrible.”
“The truth always finds a way of getting out.”
“That didn’t really solve all my problems. In fact, it created a whole lot more.”
If we’re honest though, somewhere in the back of our minds, we knew this would be the outcome.
Lust promises what it can’t deliver.
Lying often seems like a really good option, until you discover that your pants are ablaze.
Next time, before you tell the lie, before you stretch the story to make yourself look better, or before you pursue any temptation, ask yourself one question: Is being a liar really worth burning your legs?