The angel of the LORD appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “Even though you have been unable to have children, you will soon become pregnant and give birth to a son. 4So be careful; you must not drink wine or any other alcoholic drink nor eat any forbidden food. 5You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and his hair must never be cut. For he will be dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. He will begin to rescue Israel from the Philistines.” Judges 13:3-5 New Living Translation
“You’re weird! He’s weird!!! She’s weird!!! They are a weirdo!!!” Have you ever heard someone say this? Perhaps it’s been said direct to you. And because of the negative connotation and definition that the world has placed on the word weird, you didn’t want to take or accept that label. But guess what, EVERYONE IS WEIRD!!! And IT’S A GOOD THING!!! I want to encourage you to increase your life by beginning to define word, even words you think you know what they mean. You may be surprised to find out you had no idea what something meant. This is why Poppa God allowed the Holy Spirit to move thru men and women of God in various acts and things in the Bible. Pay close attention to this Holy Ghost inspired instruction.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. KJV 2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision. International Standard Version 2 Timothy 2:15
So with the above scripture in mind lets get back to our topic of weirdness and our main scripture about Samson and his mother. Did you know that in Israel and in the Middle East in biblical times, if you did not or could not have children you were considered to be cursed by God? Yes, cursed. So imagine the looks and gossip that was going on about Samson’s mother. But her weirdness, or strangeness or her peculiar barrenness was all for a reason and a purpose. Why? So that Samson could be her firstborn making him special, and dedicated to God.
Now let’s talk about Samson. Samson as a boy could not cut his hair, at all. He could not drink wine or eat any forbidden food. So while other boys may have been working at the winepress, he could not. While other boys were eating this and that he could not. You know how kids are. “Hey Samson why don’t you have a bite of this?” He has to say, “No thanks.” A boy with long hair and who cannot enjoy what is normal for most boys is going to seem WEIRD!!! Now lets define weird.
The word weird has come to be known or define as strange, uncanny, bizarre, connected with fate. Another definition is something supernatural. But when we look at the origin of the word weird we see something very interesting, The word weird is Old English but is Germanic in origin and is spelled wyrd. The adjective (Late Middle English) originally meant ‘having the power to control destiny‘. Your weirdness or uniqueness has the power to control or affect your destiny. No wonder the meaning has been changed and perverted to mean “to induce a sense of disbelief or alienation into a person”. It’s used to make people feel that somethings wrong with them instead of something being right with them. This is why you must know what things mean for yourself.
Poppa God has made you unique and you have a gift that YOU AND ONLY YOU can give to this world. If you doubt your uniqueness and greatness and choose to assimilate and become like someone else you rob yourself and the world of the God given gift that is YOU!!! Be proud of your weirdness!!! Let Jesus Who is The Word, The Truth and The Light shine His Light on you and show Who and What YOU REALLY ARE!!!! Don’t allow anyone who does not know you or care about you in a genuine way try to dictate or tell you who you are and what you can or can’t do. Their goal is to limit YOU. God’s goal is to increase you more and more, not only you but your children. We will end with this great Psalm 139 that talks about how God the Father formed you.
13You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
All the “blessed” to you. Shalom!!!