Thorn in the Flesh
What’s your thorn?
2 Corinthians 12: 7-10(NIV)…7To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
We all have struggles; some are more difficult than others. Some people might say, how can you say your struggle is worst than mine. The truth is, it depends on where that person is in their life to determine if it’s a big deal or not. But how are we to judge someone else’s struggles from ours.
Struggles are put on us to make us stronger, to tempt us; that’s why we have temptations, but this can become a hindrance in one’s life; this will make us stronger.
Some times that thorn can become unbearable; however, God leaves it there to humble us and remind us that we need to be in constant contact with Him and how it will benefit us to see God working in your life.
The fact that God’s power is displayed in our weaknesses should give us courage and hope. As we recognize our limitations, we will depend more on God for our effectiveness rather than on our own energy, efforts, or talent. Our limitations not only help develop Christian character but also deepen our worship, because in admitting your thorns, we affirm God’s strength.
Remember to embrace having thorns; this will help the Pathway to Spiritual Rebirth.