I like the story of the reprobate who got religion. He asked for forgiveness and help with his new life of sobriety and morality.
After about six months, someone asked him how his new life was going. He said, "Well, it feels like I’ve got two teams of horses on the inside. One team is pulling me back into my old behaviors of drinking, gambling, and womanizing. The other team is tugging me in the direction of purity."
The friend asked the converted reprobate the obvious question, "Which team of horses is winning?"
With a twinkle in his eye, he responded, "It’s all according to which one I say 'giddy up' to."
That pretty well sums it up, doesn’t it?