Discomfort to Destiny
by Diana Scothorn
I’ve learned where I am today doesn’t mean it’s where I’ll be tomorrow. There have been times I felt disappointed, which resulted from my perspective of my current position.
Our current position is not our destiny. God has placed me in uncomfortable positions that, although I didn’t like it, turned out to be the next step to my destiny.
Discomfort is defined as making someone feel uncomfortable or causing slight pain. I’ve been in positions where I was agitated with my current situation and it…
…promoted me to do something to change it. If I had not been in the pain I was in; I would never have gotten to where I currently am.
The Word says, in Zechariah 4:10, “Do not despise small beginnings.” Where we currently are… has absolutely nothing to do with where God is taking us. However, two things are necessary for our progress: patience and obedience. As we patiently obey God, He will faithfully direct our steps.
When God opens a door, no one can shut it. However, we must be standing at the right door, at the right time to see it open. God’s timing is everything and it’s always perfect.
I recently had someone I was ministering to who was in an uncomfortable position in her life. I reminded her that with each step she takes when she trusts God, the steps she takes tomorrow will be aligned with God’s plan.
So many times, the position we are in is because of the choices we have made. The good news is that everything is subject to change when God gets involved. I’ve learned whining about where I am will not reposition me.
I have to take responsibility for my current position and do something about it. My pitiful state will not change one thing. I love what Joyce Myer said the Lord told her. “Joyce, you can be pitiful or powerful, but you can’t be both.”
The choice is ours alone to make. When I begin to have a “pity party” for myself, I stop and think about who Jesus is and how far He has brought me today from where I was “yesterday.”
Discomfort is the beginning of growth. As children, our feet grow rapidly and I can remember just over one summer, my feet changed an entire shoe size. I told my mom my shoes were too small, prompting her to get me new shoes for the new school year.
God works the same way. There are times we’ve outgrown the season we are in. Our current surroundings are often too small for the new season God has prepared.
It’s not good to get too comfortable with going nowhere. But when we’re constantly desperate for God, the devil cannot keep us in a constant desperate state.
God’s not concerned with our comfort but our purpose. He desires us to consistently seek and press through, to see more of Him. The more we seek His face, the more we know He has much more in store for our destiny!
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.