You can try to steer clear of sin. Avoid temptation. Refuse to steal,
lie, or use drugs and alcohol. You can indeed try to be sinless. But
that is still you.
Jesus Christ was not holy because He focused His efforts on avoiding
sin. Instead, "He refused to allow there to be any possible explanation
for the quality of His life but the Father, as God, dwelling in Him, as
Man," writes Major W. Ian Thomas.
So whom do you want dwelling in you? More of you? Or all of Christ?