Then she cried out,"Samson! The Philistines have come to capture you!"
When he woke up, he thought ,"I will do as before and shake myself free."But he didn't realize the Lord had left him. (Judges 16:20)
I am going to do what I always do and wreak havoc, Samson thought, but that is not what happened. When he was unexpectedly confronted with trouble, he discovered he lacked the ability to whip his enemies.
This man who had always walked in supernatural strength was shocked that the Philistines were able to grab him, gouge out his eyes, shackle him in irons and drag him off to prison.
How was it this great warrior, this mighty man of God found himself weak and helpless against the Philistines.How was it possible for this judge and defender of Israel who always had the ability to take action against the enemy fall so hard.
You see, Samson had grown so spiritually dead that the Lord had departed from him, but the worst part of it is that he didn't even know it.
When Samson choose to go out and live in disobedience to God, he became an easy target for the enemy.
Sadly the same thing is happening to believers today as we become spiritually lazy we don't even recognize where we are, somewhere we came off the track and got lost.
God has great plans for our lives, we have purpose and destiny, but it has to be done God's way that's the only way.
The enemy will come with his traps because he is like a roaring lion seeking to devour us therefore we need to be sober and ever vigilant, the christian life isn't trouble free.
When we get our victory and things are going well for us, when we are celebrating what God has done for us, sometimes we have the tendency to lean back and take it easy thereby leaving loopholes for the enemy to get in.
The devil's plan is to disrupt our lives, so our job is to continually abide in the Lord. Not Sunday only but everyday.
If we abide in him we will bear fruit, apart fro him we can do nothing. When Samson stopped abiding in the Lord he found himself not being able to do things for God. Walking in disobedience is costly to us and those around us,as in Samson's case and likewise ours.
By staying close to God we will walk in the path he has chosen.
So wherever you are today in your walk with God, maybe you are like Samson and find yourself helpless, I would like you to know that the choice is yours, you cannot stay where you are and go with God at the same time, It will call for adjustments in your life.
All it takes is for you is to start abiding in Him again.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered, and men gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned. ( John 15:6)
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.