The universe is absolutely huge. Even in our local neighbourhood - the Milky Way - distances are awesome. For instance, the nearest that Mars ever gets to Earth is 56 million km. So when they want to send a rocket to Mars they have to calculate everything right down to the smallest fractions. If they send it in a direction only half a degree out, it will miss Mars altogether. And a miss is a miss whether they miss by 1,000 km or a million km. Life is a little bit like that: A few little changes here and there, a few detours along the way, can make the difference between hitting the mark and missing the mark. God has given each of us a specific destiny, a plan for our life (Jeremiah 29:11). But He has also given us a free will to choose to walk in His will and purpose, or in our own will and purpose.
Samson's life was pre-destined by God. When the angel appeared to his parents he gave them a message from God - instructions on how to raise their son and what their son would become! What a marvelous lesson to show us how God cares for the details of our lives! But there was still an aspect of free will, despite all the instructions given! As we read on we see that some of the choices that Samson made were against the will and plans of God! When life is full of pressure and chaos, it’s easy to lose our focus on God and that may be what happened to Samson.
There are consequences in our failure to focus. We can lose track of our destiny and God’s plan for our lives. It’s all too easy to steer off the road if you are driving without focus. What has God called you to do? Do you know His plans for your life? Are you heading in the right direction? Are you struggling to fulfil your own ambitions or are you focused on doing His will? Maybe God has instructed you to do something, to pursue your calling, to fulfil a certain task, or to move into a closer relationship with Him. You know what you should do, but are you doing it?
Prayer: Father, thank You for the life You’ve given me and the future You have in store for my life. Please help me to focus on doing Your will. Let my spirit and my heart listen to You and follow Your instructions. I pray today for a clear focus without distractions. Amen.
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