“Young Lust, you're dying and you're screamin' inside
Oh, you're guilty way before you've been tried
And it's crazy but you're diggin' it”
–Aerosmith, “Young Lust”
Aerosmith is a world renowned rock band known for their crazy antics, drug use, and numerous #1 hits. They may not be a Christian band, but they have a solid point.
“Young Lust, you’re dying and you’re screamin’ inside,” Lust is present in everyday life whether you’re a boy or a girl. Lust is here for one reason, to tempt. You see someone attractive, what do you want to do? Talk? Date? Even have sex with the person? When we lust we desire for a person, we want the person because of their money, physical features, etc. We are quote on quote “dying” to be with that person. You see the person more and more and that means we lust more and more. You are literally “screamin’” inside because you want the person so bad.
Mathew 5:28 states, “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
One day all of us will be tried. Not by a court judge or the jury of neighbors, family, or church members but by God Almighty. We are guilty in our hearts and in our minds when we lust, far before we are tried.
“And it’s crazy but your diggin’ it,” Sometimes we tell ourselves it’s okay to do it a few times, that we’ll eventually stop. Lust is crazy, especially in our teenage years. Our hormones are raging and we are desperate for a quick fix. We want something that will satisfy us for the moment. However, we can change this; we can prevent these “quick fixes.” God can deliver us from these difficult times.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” -Proverbs 3:5
The teenage years are crazy. I am only halfway through myself. Lust is seductive, lust is cruel. Yet, sometimes we fall into lust and are “diggin’ it.” I’m not saying that you will never lust, I’m saying when you do, and there is a way out. Some teens could never get out, some of those people never tried. This ruins future relationships including marriage, family, girlfriends and boyfriends, etc.
You can get out; you just have to have the faith and the patience to do it.