1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
The above Scripture describes what my life looks like when I am trusting in myself.
All my motives and thought processes become driven by: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
The Hebrew word picture meaning behind lust is: "it binds you to itself".
It is through this lens that I come to understand that my lusts are imprisoning me and tempting me to live outside the protection of God's grace.