Believe it in Your Heart
by Diana Scothorn
I have found that agreeing with God’s Word and believing in His Word are two different things. I can agree mentally in my head (mental assent) that God said it, and it is a true statement, and at the same time not truly believe it in my heart.
I have dreamed of having a beautiful marriage from the time I can remember. I didn’t want just an ordinary wedding instead I longed for…
…an exceptional marriage.
As a child, my parent’s marriage was very ordinary. They woke up, kissed each other goodbye, came home, kissed each other good night, and that was pretty much it.
I never saw affection, love, admiration, adoration, or honor for each other. What I found in God’s word was that He would fulfill the desires of my heart if I committed my ways to Him, I became committed to His Word.
I knew in my heart He would be faithful to deliver His promises. I also knew if I would seek Him first, ALL the other things I desired would be added to my life. The essential KEY to RECEIVING is SEEING what you believe!
I had to see my husband in my heart before I would ever see him with my eyes! The hardest part is trusting while you wait. I have learned if you truly can see it in your heart, you can patiently trust while you wait.
I had such a vivid picture of my husband in my heart that even when it looked like I would never find my mate, I knew deep in the depth of my being he was on the way!
The best way to get it out of your head and into your heart is to spend time daily with scripture which supports what is in your heart.
The greatest encouragement I can give anyone believing for a mate, a better marriage, better health, a better body, or anything else you may desire, you must have a clear DEFINED PICTURE (supported by God’s Word) and NOT WAIVER until you see it manifested.
This means we must stand, on the “rock,” the sure foundation of our belief! Draw a line “in the sand,” and do not cross it. Satan will try to rush you and push you into a hasty decision that typically results in quitting.
If you need to lose weight, ask God for strength, get a mental image of the body you want, and keep pressing until you see it in the mirror.
If you want a mate or a better relationship, keep loving unconditionally as you ask Jesus to give your mate eyes to see you the way God sees you!
Satan makes you think the clock is ticking and time is wasted. Don’t worry about wasting time away; God will make it up to you!
I waited ten years for my husband, but when we met 90 DAYS LATER, WE WERE MARRIED! It has been abundantly, above and beyond anything I could have dreamed or imagined! God’s plan always is!
I have been on the adventure of my life. He was worth the wait! It is much easier to make boundaries, in the beginning, to avoid heartbreak in the end!
When you have a clear picture in your heart, when the devil presents you with the wrong person, you will recognize it! When you know what you are looking for, it’s much easier to recognize it when they come!
Don’t stop believing what you see in your heart! God’s best is worth a lifetime of happiness! If I purpose in my heart that I’m willing to wait however long it takes for God’s best, it won’t take long. Be encouraged; God’s best is on the way! When we believe God’s at His Word, the quicker we will see it in manifested in our lives.
Diana Scothorn published author of “Daily Dose with Diana“, has a heart for helping women succeed, with a focus on a strong, spiritual, mental, and physical core. Diana’s background in the health and fitness world began with one of the most iconic names in fitness, Richard Simons. Overseeing ladies’ health clubs for 10-plus years allowed Diana to step into a passion for marketplace ministry even before ministering the gospel in business was widely accepted.
She’s been married to her prince charming, Stewart, going on 12 years, and they enjoy spending time with their 4 kids and 8 grandchildren. Both are ordained ministers of the Gospel, serve on the board of several well-known ministries, and are also co-owners of, The Benefit Link, Inc., a marketplace ministry business, which has been number one in the field for over 25 years and is licensed in all 50 States, serving senior citizens in need of compassion, prayer, and guidance when facing the challenges of the Medicare maze.
Diana’s been featured in Society Magazine’s Successful Business Women of the Year for 2018, 2019, and 2020. As an international speaker, Diana has traveled abroad for over 10 years, along with her husband, to help support missions throughout Europe and South America, focusing on funding the Kingdom and advancing the gospel.