Did you know that wrong relationships can destroy your potential in God? This is true both in our friendships as well as in dating. Just take a look at Samson: Samson was called by God but his wrong relationship choices nullified the call of God on his life! You have to know from the start that if you choose God you cannot apply the same rules of this world.
Remember: you are a PROMISE, not someone that follows promises.
Judges 16:19 After putting him to sleep on her lap, she called for someone to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him. Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
When we look at this passage, we have to as the question: what took Samson out? It was a wrong relationship and a nap!
Samson thought he was living the dream, yet the dream was busy slipping away from him.
Has your perspective been poisoned? Do you still have a pure vision for your life? Our Vision proofs our Future, our Purpose – Samson lost his vision and missed his purpose.
Please also note that this is not the first time Samson got tricked, yet he chose to sleep in his purpose and dream
Our friends keep us safe, and even challenge us (if they are true friends). Where was Samson’s friends? Samson chose to isolate himself in his decisions, both from his friends and from his parents. ISOLATION BRINGS DESTRUCTION! You have to have people that will keep you accountable and not agree with you , but the promise of God for you !!
But there was still hope. Even when Samson lost his strength, even when he was blinded, even when he was all alone: there was God.
I don’t know where you are today in your relationships, with your friends, or with God, but there is a promise: make a decision today to make the right decision. Choose your relationships well, put God first. Choose your friends well, surround yourself with those that will help you and challenge you to reach your God give potential.