I remember many, many years ago when I was a little boy in Catholic School. A new kid came to the school names, Christopher Marble. Now, mind you back then we competed for grades and when Chris came to the school I was already there for several years, now he comes and tries to upset my fruit basket with starting to compete for grades. But for some reason, I started emulating him, down to almost writing like him. I remember one day when we were fighting for a corner as crossing guards, he made me mad and his grandmother came along and said something to me. Well, that didn't go well because I said something unkind to her. Christopher was my "Thorn in my flesh."
2 Corinthians 12: 7-9 To 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. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.—NIV
Have you ever had a family member, coworker, or even a church member that was just always irritating you and you couldn't figure out why is this happening? Now mind you, that was years ago, and guess what, I went through the same thing just last year. That thorn just seems not to want to leave me alone. Who or what was your thorn in the flesh.
Join me, Hezekiah L. Montgomery, host of MAN IN THE MIRROR, and cohost Nichelle Johnson, tonight, September 14, 2018, at 9 PM. Call in at 917.889.2271 or log in at www.blogtalkradio.com/man-in-themirror. Tell us about your "Thorn in the flesh" and how you handled it.