Get Ready for a Fresh Start
by Diana Scothorn
In the Bible, it says when an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes to a dry place seeking rest and finding none, he says, I will return to my house from which I came. (Luke 11: 21-26).
When we return to past bondage, it results in deeper bondage! When God delivers us from something that has kept us in bondage, and we return to where we once were, it’s not a good thing.
I’ve done this so many times in…
When I was single, I would seemingly set myself up for failure before even starting! How? By repeating the familiar cycle because it’s easy to gravitate towards what’s we’ve experienced in the past!
Familiar is a playground where the devil loves to devise foul play. However, what we’re familiar with does not mean it’s what is best for us. We have to get out of our old mindset, in order to enter a new season because God wants to give us a fresh start!
1 Corinthians 16:9 says it best, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”
When we gravitate towards what’s familiar, there are a few things that might be our motivating factor, either fear of complacency, fear to enter a new thing, or weariness to exert the effort to get out of the old thing.
When I first met my husband, I pushed away and guarded my heart, because the unfamiliar made me uncomfortable. I was unfamiliar with a true man of God after God’s heart, and therefore, uncomfortable with his pursuit after my heart.
If we are not careful, the devil will talk us into compromising God’s best! When I finally decided I was ready for God’s best, is when God was ready to move in my life, but first I had to determine in my heart I was ready!
Say out loud I am Ready!
I am READY to have a new mindset!
I am READY not to compromise!
I am READY to be healthy!
I am READY to make good decisions!
I am READY to be Happy!
If you’re ready, God has a due season Word for you! Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty”.
When you get ready and refuse to settle, Isaiah 59:11 says, if the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift a standard against him! GET READY!
When you get ready for God’s Best, GET READY because God has a fresh start and it’ll propel you into the future God has prepared, and the only thing that can stop you from God’s best is you. GET READY! The best is not behind you, it’s in front of you in 2022!
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.