I’ve found that there are certain pathways that lead me to certain sins. If I start to wander down that road in my mind, I typically end up going elsewhere.
I think the Proverbs 7 warning holds true, especially in the lust sin. “ Passing along the street near her(seductress) corner; And he took the path to her house” ~ Proverbs 7:8
If we allow ourselves to wander down a road in our mind, it can lead us to bad places. Walking down the road may not be bad, but where it leads can be a problem. So if you struggle with a sin, it can be anything, anger, lust, complaining, bitterness, etc, look for those warning signs. Look where you’re walking. Be careful. It can oftentimes be easier to avoid temptation in the first place by avoiding those areas that hurt you in your fight to grow to be more like Christ.