Judges 16:28-30 - Then Samson called to the LORD and said, "O Lord GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes." 29 Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and braced himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left. 30 And Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" And he bent with all his might so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he killed at his death were more than those whom he killed in his life. NASU
You have to want to do it more than anything else in the world.
I have never met Rob or talked with him but I am sure that he wanted to play in the NFL again. He wanted this more than anything else.
Therefore, he endured all the physical and mental pain that came with his rehabilitation of his torn ACL and MCL. Rob did play again in the NFL. He won the Super Bowl Championship with New England and Tampa Bay teams.
Then you need to know this: "Everyone loves a comeback story." This is what they make movies about because people love to watch stories that inspire.
Comeback stories inspire others to try and overcome whatever obstacle they are facing.
He had squandered the best years of his life by being rebellious. He had a bad temper, was vengeful, and had a mean streak in him.
He loved to show off and display his great feats of strength. He had a little problem with pride. Samson's association with Delilah will bring him an extreme amount of pain and I am sure a lot of second guessing.
Has your association with someone brought you an extreme amount of pain?
Samson lost his youth, his hair, his strength, his eyes, his job, his pride and God's Spirit will depart from him. That sounds like a lot to lose in one life time but Samson managed to accomplish this.
We can learn a lesson from this situation like Samson and move forward.
Maybe you can relate to Samson. You have squandered your youth, your health, your finances, your reputation and your relationship with God.
Then there is only one thing for you to do.
Make A Comeback!
Samson prays to God and asks Him to remember him and give him the strength that he needs to make a comeback.
This is great advice for all of us. We need to pray to God and ask Him to strengthen us to make the "Comeback" that we need to make right now.
God answered Samson's prayer.
God will answer yours.
Think About These:
Pride hides a man's faults to himself, and magnifies them to everyone else.
It's not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude, that counts when we pray.
A little pride is a small thing to lose when compared with losing honor.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
Gary A Serago.