Good article about Paul's thorn on the side. I hadn't thought about sexual orientation before but I agree it is possible, albeit likely a long short. I think it's deliberately obscure so that this principle is widely applicable to whatever we think hinders us in the flesh.

Christ in us works through whatever vessels his Spirit dwells. Often, the stronger the vessel, the more resistance it puts up to the indwelling Spirit. It's often true that God works through us more effectively through our weaknesses than strengths. Thanks for a well thought out and presented lesson.