Escape from Temptation

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address. ~ Lane Olinghouse
Most of us spent years
fighting temptation…
or trying to. Normally we failed
for it was a temptation for us
only because we did not honestly wish
to succeed. Success comes not
by avoiding temptation but from finding
that which gives more joy than yielding
to temptation. Once we find the joy,
the peace, the sanity of Recovery
at that point we can cling to that which pleases
and toss away willingly that which brought
only misery.