"Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me - to keep me from exalting myself!" -Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:7
I love Hugh Laurie's character in the TV series "House". In fact, I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't like him. It makes no sense. He's downright mean. No tact. Sarcastic. Everything a girl despises. Yet, he's smart, witty, funny, and he almost always figures out a solution, no matter how intense the situation.
I received a prophecy recently from someone who said, "The things that you've been walking through over the past few months are the very things that are going to bring you into the destiny that God has for you."
How in the world could the things that torment me bring me into the promises of God?
When House got his limp it was because a doctor had mis-diagnosed him. From that point forward, he was determined to not let it happened to anyone else. His limp actually helped him walk into his destiny.
It is our circumstances that shape and form us into who God has destined for us to be.
How will you respond? Let His power and love shine through the holes in your heart, and have the tenacity to pursue your passion with everything you've been given.