Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me. Three times I pleased 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.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-8
Have you ever thanked God for the burdens and trial that keep you reliant upon God? He put those limitations in your life for the purpose of liberating you from your dependence on yourself, keeping you close to the Father, and allowing you to know Him better.
Paul understood this, which is why he wrote today’s verse. He had received such incredible revelations that God worked through his infirmities to make sure he wouldn’t become conceited or exalt himself. Paul recognized the Father’s good purpose, and he praised the Lord for keeping him reliant upon Him and humble toward others.
This is true for you and me as well, and it’s why we should praise Jesus for our inadequacies. It’s in your weakness that you relate to others better (2 Corinthians 1:2-4) and that Christ is magnified. That’s where the real ministry and miracles of God take place. So don’t hide or despise your flaws and limitations. Instead, thank Jesus for them and glorify Him.