Samson: what a sad end to such a promising start! He had taken for granted all that he had going for him, and used it only for himself. He never connected to his bigger purpose. God still used him to weaken the Philistines, but did so despite Samson, not in partnership with Samson. With the unique start and status of Samson, he could have been the most amazing leader in the history of the nation of Israel. His story could have been the greatest of all the Old Testament stories—but it wasn’t. Do you ever take God’s grace for granted? Are you wasting the unique calling He has given you?