"...on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses though if I should wish to boast, I would not be a fool, for I would be speaking the truth; but I refrain from it, so that no one may think more of me than he sees in me or hears from me. 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. 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."
-2 Corinthians 12:5-10
Your weaknesses are not a hindrance to Christ's power. In fact, they are great mercies to us for they cause us to realize the depth of our need for Him. Paul knew this. He knew that his extensive resume could lead him to think that he was all-that. But God, in his mercy, gave Him a weakness to keep him humble and dependent. We have no idea what this "thorn" was, but it doesn't really matter, does it? We all have our thorn. Most of us have many. But the question isn't whether we know what our weaknesses are, but rather, do we allow that awareness to lead us to dependence? May we never wallow in despair over our lack of strength. Instead, let's bring our weakness to the feet of Jesus and watch as His strength works in and through it.