But he (the Lord) said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” …For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cor. 12:9-10 (NIV).
We are all weak. Weaknesses can be: physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual. A weakness or ‘thorn’ as Paul called it is not a sin or a vice or a character that you can change. It may be a physical limitation, like a handicap, a chronic illness, naturally low energy, or a disability. It may be an emotional limitation, such as a trauma scar, hurtful memory, a personality peculiarity or a hereditary disposition. In addition, there may be innumerable uncontrolled circumstances that weakness us such as financial and relational limitations.