A Thorn in my Flesh

Ouch!?! I cried out as my friend tried to get a thorn out from underneath my finger nails. He clipped of a part of my nails and started piercing my skin gently. All these, He did out of love for me because it would have been more cruel if he left it there.
If you have ever had a thorn in your flesh, you will agree with me when it comes to the level of the pain, it is not bearable at all. One characteristic of a thorn is this, only one party can win. Either you get rid of the thorn or the thorn gets rid of you. Take for instance, you have a tiny chip of wood under your nails, the truth of the matter is that no matter how small the chip is, you will have to get rid of it. If you do not, the pain will get more serious, a pulse will develop in your skin, your finger will decay and at the day, you will have to cut off the finger. In short, one will have to give way for the other.
Another characteristic of a thorn is that they are most times very small.
Applying this to life, some people and some issues in life come up as thorns in our life and we will never be able to live life comfortably until we get rid of those thorns. If we do not get rid of them, it might be very disastrous and can even lead to death in extreme cases. Examples are abusive marriages and relationships, bad friends that influence badly etc.
My advice, get rid of that thorn in your flesh immediately or it will get rid of you.


  1. What if we were supposed to put up with the thorn for the rest of our lives like Paul?

  2. naah! not that kind of thorn. try putting the tiniest pin under your flesh and living with it for the rest of your life, thats what i'm talking about.


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