So, the other day, I was telling Ryan about The Chicken Principle and he added this brilliance:
When we are struggling with lust (for self-pity, food, s*x, attention, stuff, etc.), often our way out of the temptation is found in The Chicken Principle. It’s in making ourselves useful and producing something that we turn away from temptation. When we have time on our hands and we find ourselves thinking fondly of the very thing we don’t want to do, maybe we could instead embrace the work we were meant to do. There’s victory waiting for you in The Chicken Principle.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13