The Spirit of Samson – tackling self-absorption (#7)

Welcome to this 7th aspect of the spirit of Samson. We have seen that:

  1. He has God’s calling upon his life
  2. He tends to be immature
  3. He thinks he’s right and others are wrong
  4. He is spiritually blind
  5. He is passionately intense.
  6. He has a mega-personality.

As we look at the 10 points that underlie the spirit of Samson, keep in mind:

  • they apply to men and women (I will use he/she interchangeably)
  • they are not age-restricted and therefore apply to kids, adults, and the elderly
  • the traits occur on a continuum of intensity. I have painted them in absolutes for clarification’s sake
  • not all traits necessarily apply to each “Samson.”


Samson weaves a consistent thread of deceit into his life. He has woven an undercurrent of lies for so long that he actually believes them. He or she can be conniving. If something does not suit him, you may catch Samson saying things like, “I don’t understand what you mean,” or “I don’t remember that,” “It did not happen like that.” After asking a kid to brush their teeth and head to bed, half an hour later, they may say, “I didn’t hear you say that,” though they made eye contact and said, “Okay.” Their protests are so vehement and heart-felt that they will convince you that you are wrong. This trait can make you think you’re losing your mind.

This trait might be one of the spirit of Samson’s tighter links to narcissism. Do you see it in yourself? What does in look like in a child you love? What does it look like in an adult you love? I appreciate your emails. Please keep them coming:

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Hannah is a footloose Jesus-girl who enjoys family and friends, writing, painting, calligraphy, speaking and teaching, reading, cooking, gardening...

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