Avoiding sin is not the same thing as growing in virtue.
Think of the human heart. One beat of the heart has two phases–the systolic phase and the diastolic phase.
Systolic refers to the heart collecting blood and diastolic is when the heart sends it out into the body.
The heart needs both of these functions to work properly, every second of every day!
The same is true of the Christian life. There are two phases we need for us to be healthy but it