I vote for “kinda” and allow me to explain. You plant a garden in the spring and get all done and step back and say, Wow! That looks good. I’m going to check every single day for weeds and pull as soon as I see them, that way I won’t ever have any weeds growing there to spoil my crop. Well, the first couple of days you go out and sure nuf’ there are two little bitty weeds and you take your thumb and forefinger and pull them out. Then you forget for a couple of days and when you go back, oh dear, ten weeds. You grab them and yank them out. Two weeks go buy and whoops! How’d that happen? You get your little hand digger and chop away. A month goes buy and you remember your garden. You go out and oh my! Where ARE my crops anyway? All I see is weeds and I did MEAN to keep them out. You get the hoe and start whacking the heck out of those weeds only to discover that they have ruined your crops. They took all the water and nutrients and are flourishing, while your crops withered and died.
Well, that’s what sort of happened in my life. One little almost microscopic weed one day turned into a huge weed that sucked the life out of me later.
1 Peter 1:13-19 “Therefore,*** GIRD YOUR MINDS*** for action, KEEP SOBER in spirit, FIX YOUR HOPE completely on the GRACE to be brought to you at the revelation of JESUS CHRIST. As obedient children, DO NOT BE CONFORMED to the FORMER LUSTS which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, BE HOLY yourselves also IN ALL YOUR BEHAVIOR because it is written, 'YOU SHALL BE HOLY FOR I AM HOLY.’ And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, CONDUCT YOURSELVES IN FEAR during the time of your stay upon earth, knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with PRECIOUS BLOOD, as of a LAMB UNBLEMISHED AND SPOTLESS, the BLOOD OF CHRIST.”
So as Barney Fife used to say, “Nip it in the bud!”