Possession of spiritual gifts and creativity does not grant you the right to do whatever you want. On the contrary, it is intended to prompt some sober reflection and assessment of your abilities in relation to the measure of faith that God has assigned (Romans 12:3). It is difficult to be objective about oneself, and as a result, we frequently require guidance. Someone must evaluate your work. This demonstrates the importance of mentorship and spiritual guidance for gifted, creative minds. As a result, while your first instinct may be to let creative minds do whatever they want, we see that the more gifted you are, the more mentorship is required.
The guiding light within your spirit must be shaped and trained. When we examine Samson’s failures, we can conclude that he would have benefited greatly from objective evaluation from a spiritual director. Prophet Eli assisted Samuel in understanding the voice of God, creating an environment in which his spiritual gift could be expressed. You will follow every whim and fancy that comes to you if no one is evaluating and scrutinizing your every move. There will be numerous spur-of-the-moment thoughts or wishes that will do you more harm than good.
Every step of the way, Samson was erratic and driven by impulses, and we all know how that turned out. Samuel, on the other hand, took a more structured approach to life. Access to mentorship must have played a role in this. When you embrace mentorship, your gifts and creative abilities will grow and be maximized. You will never embrace the discipline and work ethic required for greatness unless you do this. Discipleship and service are the first steps towards mastery. This type of mentoring cannot be done virtually. It must be done in person and on a daily basis.