Consistency Brings Change
by Diana Scothorn
Being a leader and mentor in business and ministry, people often ask me the secret to my success year after year. I give them a specific word; CONSISTENCY!
I adhere to the same principles day in and day out! I start every morning with God’s Word for my Spirit and physical exercise for my body, and consistently get a good night’s sleep!
It is impossible to consistently put your “hand to the plow” (work hard) and not get results that bear fruit when you “do it God’s way”! The key to getting results consistently is CONSISTENTLY to do it how God instructs.
All things that pertain to our life are found…
…in the Bible! God has the ANSWER to everything!
2 Peter 1:2 tells us His divine power has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.
I learned that if I CONSISTENTLY do what God’s Word says, I will develop consistent habits. Consistent habits bring consistent results! CONSISTENCY BRINGS CHANGE!!!
Proverbs 3:7 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes.” This could be translated as, do not decide to do things another way; thinking your way is better than God’s way!
Whenever I deviated from the way God had instructed me, it never produced lasting results!
When I believed God for my mate, I inevitably became impatient, rushed ahead of God’s timing, and ended back at square one, starting all over; CONSISTENTLY believing God, at His Word that I would have a husband whose heart safely trusted me! (Proverbs 31:11).
To succeed in our relationships, careers, weight loss, or financial freedom, we must be consistent! I started in the health club industry working for Richard Simmons thirty-seven years ago. I developed a habit of eating healthy and exercising. Thirty-seven years later, I am still eating healthy and working out 4-5 days a week!
Being CONSISTENT is a continual work in progress! God wants our lives to be consistent in every area! CONSISTENTLY working as unto the Lord with our time and resources, CONSISTENTLY exercising, CONSISTENTLY eating healthy, CONSISTENTLY reading God’s Word, CONSISTENTLY Speaking God’s Word, CONSISTENTLY spending time with Family, CONSISTENTLY working on our relationships, CONSISTENTLY being CONSISTENT, never giving up!
There is an old saying…anyone can start, but only the thoroughbred finish. In my years, I have known many hardworking, ambitious people who were gifted and talented but lacked the one ingredient to give them lasting success. That was CONSISTENTLY doing what made them successful in the first place!
As a young believer, I hungered for God’s Word every moment of every day. I can remember being nineteen years old, going to the lake, laying out in my swimsuit, Bible in hand, and studying God’s Word. On one occasion, a young person came over and said, ” Are you a seminary student”? I remember saying, “No, I love to read and study God‘s word!
Today all these years later, I still love to read and study God‘s Word! Consistency in His Word and His ways are the very things that cause my ways to prosper CONSISTENTLY!!!
Above all, God wants us to live our life CONSISTENTLY trusting Him as we are steadfast in our pursuit! First Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, consistent, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain.”
It’s our choice. I have tried both. The devil’s ways are exhausting, and frustrating, and in the end, we lose. God’s way produces good fruit, it’s lasting, and in the future, we win every time!
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 has 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.