If our focus is on obeying God and avoiding sin, we will do neither very well. We will eventually give them up altogether, or we will begin twisting scriptures in order to justify our failures.
Focus on His Grace. Meditate on Him. Tell Him you love Him, repeatedly. Get close to Him. Press in. Holiness is only achieved through close proximity to Jesus. If His Grace is the only thing that can save us, surely it is the only thing that can sanctify us. So stop running from sin, and run to Jesus.