While it is legitimate to seek an end to sin, I think, the pursuit of repentance is more important.
The pursuit of purity is part of repentance. Thus, preaching began with the word "repent". And the preparation of the coming of Jesus was the preaching of repentance by John the Baptist.
If we live in repentance the temptation is powerless. Repentance is to live by works of virtue which are contrary to our own specific sins. Repentance is an energetic lifestyle.
As a lover believes that his/her love is the most beautiful in the world and can not be tempted by any beauty, similarly anyone who lives in repentance considers this as the most beautiful unparalleled experience - in a way that there can be no other experience comparable with it.
Repentance is free from guilt, it is based on freedom. On the freedom to be able to change yourself. The free will is an essential element of Christian life. Living in repentance means to live freely, to experience real freedom. Part of freedom is to be free of sinfull acts - they are acts of compulsion, even when we choose them. Repentance provides the roadmap to freedom from sin.