Consider It Done
by Diana Scothorn
So many times, I’ve felt hopeless and considered my circumstances before considering what God said. Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”
I recall going through a devastating divorce in 2000. I was shocked to find my former husband had been seeing another woman for four of the ten years we were married. He was a Pastor’s son, and I felt secure in his commitment to God and our love. I could not process how this could have possibly happened without any suspicion on my part. When we have unexpected news or something that seems too hard to handle, it is best to…
…immediately consider what God says.
The bible says that God told Abraham he would be a father of many nations, and although he was 100 years old and his wife was past the age to have a baby, he did NOT CONSIDER his own body.
To consider means to think carefully about something before you make a decision. It also means to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, and honor. The possibility of having a baby at Abrahams’s age was not only ridiculous in his mind, but impossible in his body.
However, Abraham’s only decision was to honor God by believing Him in His word. We are not to consider our circumstances to move forward in faith! We are to believe God and honor Him at His word.
God’s word will bring to life any dead situation. God in His goodness will rain down on our dead circumstances; He will cause a feast during a famine. He will bring wholeness amid brokenness.
God gives life to the dead! He can open a dead womb, heal a sick body, lift a heavy burden, replenish an empty bank account, return loved ones home safely, and restore broken hearts!
We don’t need to consider how, but Who is faithful to perform His Word! It’s not what we see that determines our outcome. 1 Samuel 12:24 says, “But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you.
Psalm 37:3 tells us, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness”
We are to stay close to God, remember all the times He has rescued us, and continue to do good while we press forward.
The betrayal was painful and challenging, but God not only carried me through this season, but He restored my life one hundredfold. It was not in the way I thought He would do it, but It turned out better than I could have ever dreamed!
When the devil has us focused on all the things that are not, we need to consider that Romans 4:17 says, “God calls things that are not, as though they already are.” It’s what God says that we believe that manifests in our life!
When we learn not to consider our circumstances but believe God at His Word, God will honor His word and consider it done!
Diana Scothorn 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 market place 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.
Connect with Diana on Instagram and Facebook, where she has “Diana’s Daily Devotionals” encouraging and inspiring women to live daily in victory.