#1 – Something happened to us in our past that has caused us to say, “if God loves me, then how can He have let this happen to me?”
#2 – Our circumstances in life are nowhere near where we thought they would be–in spite of us trying to do the right thing.
#3 – Someone who claimed to be a Christian really hurt us at some point, and we think if that’s what God is like- so we want no part of it.
#4 – We are control freaks – and fully surrendering our lives to Jesus is something we can’t quite seem to do.
#5 – We believe that God is a taker and not a giver. (Despite what John 3:16 says!)
#6 – We do not believe that His ways really are greater than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9).
#7 – We want Jesus to be a part of our lives, but to fully surrender to Him would mean we may need to make changes…which is not something we really want to do.
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Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church and the author of Unleash!: Breaking Free from Normalcy. While his primary responsibilities are being a servant to Jesus Christ, a husband to Lucretia, and a father to Charisse, Perry is also passionate about seeing people meet Jesus, leading his church staff, and pouring into other church leaders on a local and global level. You can find him online at http://www.perrynoble.com.