Your Thorn Will Be Your Crown

We love to learn new things but we hate to be evaluated;
Assessment of what you’ve learnt is not only done in exam halls;
Life has an interesting way of testing us all the time.

We come across people in our lives who I’m tempted to think were born specifically to torment us. They stick to us like thorns; following us wherever we go and then make life a living hell for us. They constantly test our patience and self-control. We pray incessantly that they will get out of our lives but it seems the more we pray, the more constant they become in our lives. Then we burst out and cry out,
“Oh Lord, please take this thorn away from me!”

Sometimes we lose ourselves and lash out to these people in our lives; forgetting the consequences. But sometimes we win the battle-when we leave it to God to fight for us. And something amazing happens.

Not easy being in the hot seat but…

The people or sometimes circumstances who were giving us sleepless nights turn around with gifts of blessings in their hands. They smile at our confused faces and then congratulate us on winning.

That is life-our torturers are our promoters in disguise. They test us to the breaking point and when we make the right decision, they praise us for our success.
Sometimes, these people we are trying to get rid of hold the keys to our next level.

They look like thorns but crowns waiting to be discovered.
So when you pray, thank God for the “thorns” and ask for patience for your breakthrough so your crown can be handed to you.

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Don’t despise your thorns; your crown could be hidden in them!


16 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this post. So TRUE.


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, dear! 🙂


  2. Wayne Augden says:

    Joseyphina, excellent writing!


  3. LightWriters says:

    This is great, and I never really thought about some of those ol ‘nasty’ people as thorns… :0 This is so true, though. I must try to be a little more careful picking roses! 🙂


    1. joseyphina says:

      We all have to, Susan! Glad to have pass by! Have a great day! 🙂


  4. Lester Young says:

    Good insight, J!



    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Lester! Have a blessed day! 🙂


  5. Good tonic for the weekend. Great post!


  6. Eric Alagan says:

    A very positive approach, Josey – love this


  7. conmakhalira says:

    Amen! Very true indeed.


  8. Kim says:

    Great wisdom Joseyphina!


  9. Priscilla says:

    Insightful, bless you dear


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Priscy. God bless you too. Have a nice day. 🙂


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