God’s Destiny for You

God’s Destiny for You

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God had a plan for Samson. Even before his birth, God began shaping his life. He was on the right path until he was tempted by a Philistine woman who “looked good to Samson.” This relationship resulted in complications (Judges 14:5-20).

Then, he fell in love with another Philistine woman, Delilah, who tricked Samson into revealing the secret to his strength. After his strength left him, he was seized by the Philistines who gouged out his eyes and bound him with chains. When his strength was renewed, God enabled him to pull down the structure, bringing destruction to the Philistines.

His relationship with both women seemed so desirable to Samson. He wanted to fulfill his cravings and gain pleasure. He never imagined all the pain that would result.

Samson’s life shows how easily our hearts can be captured. We can quickly lose perspective, give in to temptation, and become slaves of our desires. We can develop questionable relationships or pursue goals that seem right but point us in the wrong directions.

These are important reasons to surrender everything to God. Seek His guidance. Base our lives on His Word. Be on guard against temptation. Commit your way to Him. Surrender to His plan for you. Ask Him for discernment and the strength to resist temptations. Be filled with His Spirit and His Word. Dedicate yourself to prayer. Trust Him. Be focused on fulfilling the destiny He has prepared just for you.