When Love Makes You a Fool
Scripture: Judges 16: 4-31
Normally when this story is taught or preached, Delilah gets the bad rap and she should. What she did was wrong on many levels but when you read this story, who really looks like the fool? Delilah only acted in the character that she had already displayed. After the first time that she yelled to Samson about how the Philistines were coming for him and they were already in the next room, that should have sent off some signals to him. She was the only one he told how to make him weak three times before his strength actually left him. There was no bug in the room listening to their conversations or a video to go back and watch. It was just the two of them but yet he chose to place this game with Delilah. Samson made the unwise choice to be unequally yoked with a woman who was not created for him. Samson made the decision to allow his lust for women overpower the anointing God had on his life. Samson chose the flesh over the Spirit and had to reap the consequences.
- Are you in love with someone who will never be right for you?
- Are you allowing someone to make a fool out of you at your expense?
- Is your lust for someone filling the void where love is suppose to be?
- What drew you to this person in the first place?
So many times we put the blame on people who are using us but we never take responsibility for the part we played in the situation. We have to acknowledge when we allow people to make a fool out of us. Yes, I know it’s hurts. Yes, I know it’s shameful. Yes, I know you never thought it would be you. Don’t allow anyone to kill what God has declared shall live!
Dear Father, help to not play the fool in any relationship. I choose to be with the one You have assigned and created for me. Help me to let go of anyone that is currently in life that is not suppose to be. I don’t want to be hooked with a Delilah spirit. I want my relationship to honor You so that we can honor one another. Holy Spirit give me the strength to let them go and walk away. I don’t want anything in me to die when God has already declared ti shall live! In the everlasting name of Jesus I pray, amen!
By: Elder Chantea Williams
Chantea M. Williams is a chef, author, speaker and mentor, who loves encouraging teen mothers and women to become greater through the word of God. Through her gifts God created the Greater Working Women Ministries. They strive to encourage, empower and equip women from all walks of life to live out their God-given purpose with holy boldness. Philippians 1:6 is the vision verse for everything they do. She was recently ordained as an Elder at Greater Mt. Zion Church in Columbus, MS. Check out her newly released book series for teen moms called I Am Still Somebody™. She has also written The Greater Working Woman Devotional, Volume I & The Greater Working Woman Prayer Book, Volume I. Greater Working Women Ministries will be launching their teen mom mentoring program this Spring. This program will teach teen mothers life skills, parenting skills, how to make and complete their goals, find their passion and many more things they need to be greater women and greater mothers. Most importantly this program will help teen mothers to heal emotionally and affirming that they are Still Somebody. For more information on this program and other products or services please email firstname.lastname@example.org.