14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands. 15 Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.
16 Then Samson said,
“With a donkey’s jawbone
I have made donkeys of them.
With a donkey’s jawbone
I have killed a thousand men.”
17 When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone; and the place was called Ramath Lehi.
18 Because he was very thirsty, he cried out to the Lord, “You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?”
Samson had a great victory, but his attitude quickly declined to self pity. Did you know that you are the most emotionally vulnerable after an accomplishment. When you have worked hard for something, that takes emotional and physical exertion to reach. Depression can follow an achievement, so do not be surprised if you feel drained after a personal victory. When this happens, avoid thinking God owes you for your efforts. God’s strength is what gave you the victory in the first place. Keep your attitude, actions, and words focussed on God. That takes the pressure off of yourself, and you will avoid a pity party.