He who walks with integrity walks securely.Proverbs 10:9 NKJV
You don’t end up in a ditch without first disregarding the signposts. Look at Samson.
(1) He broke the rules! Listen, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 6:14). An ox and a donkey may both be God’s creatures; but they can’t sleep in the same stall or work in the same harness. Their natures are too different. When God says “no,” He’s not being difficult, He’s being protective. Heed Him!
(2) He lived by impulse! He thought he was in love when he was only ‘in heat’. When he was confronted about his choices he replied, “She pleaseth me well” (Judges 14:3). Before it was over, he slept with prostitutes and was betrayed by Delilah. Peter writes, “Abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:11NIV). Learn to live by your principles, not your impulses!
(3) He misused his gift! Samson used his supernatural strength for personal gain. Listen to him, “Then shall ye give me” (Judges 14:13). God gives us gifts to fulfil His purposes, not ours. When we misuse them, we always end up in trouble.
(4) He was blind to his weaknesses! You may like to believe that your private imperfections won’t have public consequences, but they will. You can’t escape who you are. That’s why David prayed, “Search me O God, and know my heart” (Psalm 139:23). If any of these signs are present in your life today, do something about it!