Purposeful Flaws Don't be preoccupied trying to take out thorns that are there by the will of God for your salvation [which is His #1 work for you]. Seek first the Kingdom. Seek Him and obey. When the heart issues are taken care of, the thorns will be removed by the One who put them there; for He does want good things for you, but loves you too much to give you lesser things at the great costs that you simply don't foresee. Besides, you must trust in His sovereignty - all along the power you have to live is the power of God in a jar of clay, so that the world will know that all power in heaven and on earth belongs to Him. That humble and holy life in you is eternal. It is Christ. Is He enough for you?