Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
2 Corinthians 12:6-8 NIV
Being as tall as my third grade teacher, and most teachers after that, (not to mention the boys) plagued me all through school. To this day, I refuse to purchase "Jolly Green Giant" vegetables. 'Nough said. (There's not enough space here to delve into my REAL hangups.)
Good old Paul, he cuts right to the chase, doesn't he?
Each of us must bear some faults and burdens of his own.
For none of us is perfect!
Galatians 6:5 TLB
19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Ephesians 6:19-20 NIV
The big news is this; are you ready? Listen closely: God knows we're not perfect. God knows it and He still chooses to love us. He chooses to love us so much He would allow His Son to be sacrificed so we could live victoriously now, and with Him later in eternity.
I think it comes down to this,we're all ambassadors in chains. We all have something that encumbers us. All we have to do is call upon our Savior, and He will break whatever the chains are that bind us.