2Cor12:7 And lest I should be exalted above the measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me lest I should be exalted above measure.(kjv)
Throughout the years many preachers, teachers and theologians have speculated what the thorn in Pauls flesh was. Some have said that may have been some kind of speech problem or a problem with his eyesight or maybe with his walking. Has anyone ever stop to think maybe it could have been some temptation of some sort that he could have been struggling with. We probably will never know exactly what it was until we get yo heaven. But,if we don’t kick certain temptations in our life they can become thorns in our flesh. We often hang on to the thorn as a trophy and won’t let God deliver us from that thorn. In a lot of cases I believe that we hang on to certain temptations because we don’t really know how to operate with out so thats why a lot of times we go back to the same thing over and over.But, there will be times that God will us Thorns to move us up to the next level in our walk with him. I also believe believe that he will give us a thorn in our flesh to teach us to depend on him.
In closing more and likely Paul’s thorn in the flesh was something that was physical. It could have been anything we should never question God is doing we should just follow his lead. He will never misdirect us .