During a church service a couple of weeks ago, the preacher told us this story:
I went to a certain garage with my car, a Mercedes Benz for repairs as it had a problem. After spending some hours on it the mechanic told me it was alright. When I drove it back home I discovered the problem was still there. The following day I took it to a different garage and after being assured that the problem had been fixed I discovered it wasn't at all. The problem was still there.
After wasting time and money with many local garages I finally decided to go to the Mercedes Benz dealers. After examining my car one of the officials led me through the corridors and at first I thought she was taking me to the expert to fix it.
Select another car from here", she said pointing me to various models of brand new Mercs. I was a bit disturbed because this was not what I had expected. "The problem with your car will never end. That car has outlived its life. We no longer deal with such old models".
Seeing my disappointment she led me further to a window. "Do you see that?" When I looked down I saw some men pushing a Merc. "That's our technology", she said proudly. The German technology". The expression on her face now changed. "We did not make that car, that technology, to be pushed. That car is supposed to be started by turning the ignition key and not by pushing".
God created us to be His children with an inner ability to move on our own with God's power within us. But alas! some of us have to be pushed to pray, pushed to go to Church, pushed to stop smoking, pushed to stop drinking, pushed to quit immorality, pushed to stop backbiting, pushed to stop lying, pushed to pay our offerings and tithes etc, etc. It also pains God to see His own technology being pushed!
I realize some cars can't start even after being pushed. Some people can't quit their bad habits even after being pushed. All you need is the touch of the Master's hand. He'll replace all the parts and make you a new creature, a new model. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor 5:17, NIV),
You are God's technology. Don't allow Satan's mechanics (demons) to work on you. Go to the Dealer, Christ Himself. He'll definitely fix you. If you have already been fixed remember that even a new car has to be serviced after covering some distance. Don't miss Church service otherwise you'll suffer an engine knock!!!
May God bless you!!