Let not man think he makes any progress in holiness, who walks not over the neck of his lusts. He, who doth not kill sin in his way, takes no steps towards his journey's end.
Our objective must always be to never coddle, pamper or baby any sinful desire. Every waking moment of our life, through prayer to the "Son of Liberty" and power of the Spirit, we are to put to death every thought that raises itself up against the knowledge of God.
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:12-13 ESV)