We all have things that we don’t like. There are times in life when things happen that we simply don’t like it. A lot of the times when we do not like something it’s because of preference. We can see that clearly when things change around you, and sometimes we like the change and we view it as “good change” but there are other times when change happens and we don’t like it.

But it’s important to go deeper then simply “I don’t like it.”  Why don’t you like it? There are many times this happen because it confronts a place of change internally that the Holy Spirit is speaking to you about. Our preference or attitudes about things can sometimes become inflexible and unmovable which is exactly the places that the Holy Spirit speaks to us.  Sometimes we say, I’ve never done that before, it’s not comfortable. Or that’s not how I’d do it. In essence we tell the Holy Spirit, “I’m unteachable” When we find ourselves in this inflexible, unmovable, unteachable place we cannot live our lives as a sacrifice to God.

Romans 12:1 tells us; Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

This is where we need to be but we’ll miss it unless we go deeper by asking the why don’t I like something question. Because on the other side of that question usually is a place of sacrifice.

Let me know what you think?

Pastor Patrick