<![CDATA[2 Corinthians 12:7-10 says So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


Paul had a thorn in his side. This was something he wanted God to remove but after searching God three times to be healed, God said no.

This is a saying I’ve heard others say and I found myself saying, “that is the thorn in my side.” Talking about anything that is a mountain that I don’t feel like I can overcome. But God quickly convicted me on this saying. To say anything is the “thorn in my side” is automatically holding God’s hands back from blessing us.

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