For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he SHALL BEGIN TO DELIVER Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. Judges 13:5
Before the birth of this son of Mr and Mrs Manoah who was to be famously known as Samson, there were others who judged Israel and DELIVERED Israel from the hands of their enemies.
But you would notice that for Samson, the prophecy about him was that he SHALL BEGIN TO DELIVER.
We had Othniel, (Judges 3:9); Shamgar (Judges 3:31); Gideon (Judges 7:14) among others who DELIVERED Israel from the hands of their enemies.
But the attribution we have of Samson who was arguably the strongest man that ever lived was that he SHALL BEGIN to deliver.
Was it that God knew that Samson would not fulfil his potentials to DELIVER Israel despite being the strongest man ever?
His mother played her part in keeping hersel consecrated during her pregnancy but Samson on account of his lusts for women and violations of his consecration did not fulfil his potentials.
Our individual actions contribute to how we end up in God’s agenda.
Beloved, may God help us that we would not fall short of God’s expectation for our lives.