Learning to Trust
by Diana Scothorn
A fundamental truth I’ve learned is trust is an expression of our commitment. Trust means you’re able to rely on integrity, strength, and ability, as well as have confidence in a person.
It’s impossible to say you’re committed to any person if you don’t trust them. Having failed relationships previously, I know that trust is directly linked to commitment.
…if you look up the word commitment in the dictionary, it says to give in trust or charge, pledge oneself. You can never entrust your life to someone you do Not Trust! Having a past of hurt and pain, the devil, again and again, tried to make me feel that men were untrustworthy.
A lack of trust will cause reservation. It will cause us to set aside our feeling, withhold our finances, disrespect each other, and ignore the Lord’s instructions.
The painful lesson God revealed to me was that my problem with TRUST was not with men but in Him! He showed me the root problem was I did not trust Him for my life. In my mind, I was committed and serving God with all my heart.
I had been serving God in every way I knew how to serve, yet He showed me if I did not trust people, I did not trust Him with the people he placed in my life! That truth hurt but was necessary for my spiritual growth.
A TRUTH REVEALED is a TRUTH that CAN BE HEALED! If I did not trust God, I could never trust a husband with my life. God showed me that the root of all trust issues is fear. I had a life filled with fear, which made me vulnerable to the devil’s lies concerning trust.
There has been freedom in trusting God with my life. It takes the pressure off me. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
It’s not my responsibility to fulfill God’s promise to care for me. Trust shows my commitment to God’s faithfulness as well as His promises. When I trust God with my life, it allows Him to be King over my life!
Our level of trust shows our level of maturity and growth in the Lord! It also shows our level of commitment. There’s no problem He will not answer if we trust God with the solution.
We can love the Lord and not be mature in His love. If we’re committed to God, we will TRUST Him without reserve. When we trust God with our life, it shows we are committed to His promises over our life!
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.