No Easy Way Out!
As children of God, we want an easy life without interruptions and difficulties; yet we live in a world where our homes, jobs, families, government, and churches are engulfed in turmoil. We often seek the easy road to circumvent the hurdles. Hurdles hinder our progress; unfortunately, we cannot simply go around them.
Whatever you are trying to evade, whatever you are plagued with, remember this: You are not the only person who has petitioned the Lord for deliverance. In the Bible, we see what the apostle Paul wrote as he pleaded for God to set him free from his situation:
“And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet, and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted. Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; but He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and complete) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness” (II Corinthians 12:7-9 AMP) .
In this passage of Scripture, we learn that Paul suffered with a nagging, tormenting aliment that he called a “thorn.” The dictionary defines a thorn as: “Something that causes pain, irritation, and discomfort.” It’s that annoying, frustrating, and bothersome irritant that always seems to raise its ugly head at the worst possible moment. This “thorn” is a constant, painful reminder that we still reside in the flesh; yet we attempt to live, behave, and conduct our lives by the Spirit. It’s that issue that relentlessly wars against our soul. Is the apostle Paul telling us that we will live with and carry some type of thorn or nuisance all the days of our lives? It certainly gives us reason to ponder.
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Here are few benefits of reading my book: Completely Whole
1. Completely Whole identifies areas in our lives that hinder us from spiritual wholeness (spirit, soul and body)
2. Learning how to accept the experiences of life as stepping stones to embrace our future
3. Embracing the women we are regardless of our past, present and future mistakes
4. Understanding where true love originated from