Today's Topic: Distractions
Author: Terri Savelle Foy
Verse(s): Judges 14:3
Satan will strategically use other people to distract you from the plan of God for your life. A very clear Bible illustration of this is in the life of Samson. Delilah was a distraction sent from Satan to steal the power of God from his life.
Delilah did not believe like Samson did. His family did not approve of her. She wasn’t from the same heritage. But, "She pleased Samson well" (Judges 14:3).
In other words, she was pleasing to look at. She was attractive. Be warned when your eyes lead you astray from God's plan for your life. It is a trap that leads to great regret. Samson allowed his eyes to lead him away from God’s plan.
Think about it. Samson is still considered the strongest man who ever lived, but he went down in history for his weakness: Delilah. At the end of his life, this mighty man of God was left blind, weak and powerless in the enemy's camp. Why? Distractions.
This is an analogy of what can happen to us when we allow a person to distract us from God's original plan. If there is someone in your life who is a distraction sent from Satan to get your eyes off the plan of God for your life, get them out of your life!
Recognize it. You will feel inside, how Samson became outside — chained, bound, and powerless to defeat this enemy. If you don't have peace deep down inside that God approves of this relationship or this influence, RUN! Don't fool yourself. Don't justify it because of what your feelings are trying to convince you. RUN!