There are some things in your life you’ve been asking me to take away so you can be free and carry on with life unbothered. These are some of the things my servant Paul struggled with, but it never stopped him from serving me, living and accomplishing great things- through my spirit! You keep forgetting that you operate through my spirit not by your might or power and so, often you feel drained and inadequate because you believe in yourself, human ‘power’ rather than me and my power! I called you to be my vessel for me to work through, a witness to carry testimonies.
You yearn for a problem-free life so you can cruise through easily but challenges build your faith and character, it shows you your strengths and even more beautiful it keeps you closer to me. It teaches you new ways to pray and to care for your neighbors.
I let Paul stayed with that thorn to show him that he is still worthy and complete before me! That he still matters regardless of what others have to say and despite his situations, that I still love him without end! To teach him to love and accept himself and others as is! To show him that no amount of mistakes or setbacks could keep him from fulfilling my purpose. That he is limitless with me and nothing can stop him from reaching higher places; no sicknesses, deformities, flaws, imperfections, strongholds.
I let him stay with that thorn to show him that I am his strength, his joy, his peace! All that he needs is within me! That he should not lean on his own understanding! I am God, and I can do all things!I allowed Paul to stay with his thorn to be an example to you and just as my grace brought him through to be the radical son and servant he was, I will be the same with you! So take pleasure in your thorns, your weaknesses because when you are weak, then you are strong.
Meditation: 2Cor 12:8-10