I would like to call your attention to the baddest boy in the bible, Samson. He was a strong man who God use to accomplish heroic feats. Many strong men have tremendous potential, that is one reason they disregard boundaries and ignore, nor seek good advice in there life. Strong men who have great confidence in their ability often disregard boundaries. But they do so at great risk. Let’s face it, boundaries are a fact of life, we all have boundaries within every area of our life, in some form or another. However, men are always trying to stretch them as far as possible, but boundaries are designed to keep us on track and out of trouble.
Samson thought so highly of himself, like many strong men, he had a big ego and overestimated his own ability. He thought his strength, and accomplishments could change any circumstance or trial that he faced. Strength and success in one or more areas of your life will not make you immune to temptation in other areas of life. Strong men tend to repeat the same mistakes and take foolish risks. Like Samson many men don’t realize the danger of not dealing with lust and breaking of the rules. Delilah had tempted to betray him three times to the Philistines. When men become so entangled with lust, breaking of the rules, pushing the limits and being self confident, they become blinded to the plans of the enemy and they lose sight of the big picture that God has for them. Just like Samson lost his vision to see things clearly.
Every person seeks from birth intimacy and connectedness with other people. Strong men tend to struggle with intimacy. In the marriage relationship when spiritual, emotional and intellectual Intimacy is lacking, it usually leads to the lack of physical intimacy. What is intimacy? It is when there is total engagement spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically in a relationship, It is not just physical.
To truly stay strong we need to put our confidence in God, and be intimate with Him on a daily bases. When intimacy is daily we will not be blinded and lose vision of the big picture that God has for our life.
You can read the story of Samson in Judges chapter 14-16.