"What gives sin power in your life?... sin has power in your life because you love it. If sin did not attract you, then it would have no power to tempt you. Now another question: “what is the only way to displace love for sin?” The answer is: “with a greater love”. When we love Jesus more than sin, we want to please him more than we want to indulge the wrong (John 14:15)"
Bryan Chappell in The Gospel as Center