Consider how temptation controls us:
1Co 10:12, 13 - Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that are not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
... verse 14 tells us to flee from idolatry. Run away from the sin, but first we must have a certain amount of circumspection, that is caution or examination of ourselves and of our actions; a person does not fall away by mistake. It takes a conscious effort to trade faith in Jesus for faith in self. It takes a conscious effort to watch ourselves, examine ourselves and our habits to be sure they are leading us to God. Do not be fooled by sin, it is worse than it seems.
What are we “overcome” with, or what is it that “enslaves” us?
2Pe 2:19-22 - They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: "The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire."
The defilements of the world grab and will not let us go, if we are not on our guard, consciously trying, putting the necessary effort in following God. Staying faithful requires making a sacrifice on a daily basis, putting God’s thoughts before and alongside our thoughts.
What would you want to overcome you or enslave you, the love of God, or the world?
For the love of God, do not be overcome with sin.