Release to Receive
by Diana Scothorn
The Bible says that there are good things in life that can still not be profitable for our life; Meaning, there are things in life that are not necessarily bad for us to have, but not profitable for our future! We can take for granted the beauty and simplicity in the things God has given us if we rush through life striving!
God wants to take us from complicity to simplicity to free our life from stress. The enemy (the devil) will use stress as a way to keep us from hearing God’s “still small voice” and, ultimately, stealing our peace. I like to say it this way; “peace is the glue” that holds emotions intact! Peace keeps us from falling apart under pressure! When we have the peace of God, the world’s stress cannot contain the plans God has for our future! God often asks us to release to receive!
I can remember a time in my life when I managed lady’s health clubs, and God had clearly released me from that industry, and yet I still wanted to hang on to teaching private classes on the side! My new schedule and career required me to be hundreds of miles away from home, yet I would stress my schedule out to make it back several times a week to teach these classes, despite God releasing me from the industry!
I was doing a good thing, and I saw nothing wrong with it. I was able to help people get in good physical shape and stay in shape myself. It was profitable for their body and my life! I wasn’t doing anything harmful. I found myself trying to reason with what I wanted to do, despite what God has instructed me to do!
I was holding to something God had me to release. He never said I could not work out and stay in shape. He wanted to release me from the obligation and commitment, which would keep me in a frantic state and ultimately cause me to lose focus on my current commitments!
I have learned its wisdom to obey God! On the other side of my prompt obedience is the blessing that is profitable for my life! There comes a time that is necessary to release in order to receive! When we hang on, what we’ve been told to release, we cannot receive what God has prepared for us to grow!!
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.