Secure In His Grace
by Diana Scothorn
I had a conversation with a dear friend who was anxious about some big decisions that would alter her life. Although she loves the Lord, and her heart is to honor God in every decision, she still fears making the wrong decision.
Anytime we have a decision that could alter the direction of our destiny, it naturally causes uneasiness. The devil loves to paralyze our steps with fear, so we will not step in any direction.
I reminded her that…
…her steps are ordered by the Lord!
Psalms 37:23 says, “The Lord orders the steps of a good man, and he delights in his way.” God takes pleasure when we allow him to take the reigns of our life. The divine order of the Lord has predetermined every step we take. It is a simple yet powerful truth. His GRACE covers our life!
I understood her fears. When we’ve failed in any area of our life, the devil quickly reminds us how it could happen again. I remember the same feeling after meeting my husband. The fear of all my failed relationships almost paralyzed me from having the successful marriage I am enjoying today!
If we desire to please God with our lives and seek His face for direction, His GRACE will see that our feet are firmly planted with every step we take. It reassures me when I meditate on 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
God determines our steps, and in return, our steps determine our future. A wobble step is better than no step at all! God has a promising future for us, a future of hope, not to harm us, but to prosper us in all we do!
Isaiah 14:24 states, “The Lord Almighty has sworn, Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed it will happen.” When I’ve made poor decisions, God’s GRACE quickly revealed the error in my steps and turned me around. Before I knew it, my feet were standing on solid ground.
His GRACE assures us that if we seek His direction while in the unsure territory, He will enlarge our path, so our feet will not slip. It! This means God has given our steps GRACE to step. Even if we step in error, His GRACE will rescue us and get us back on track. When our heart is turned toward Him, we can have the confidence to step out.
It is comforting to know that when we trust God with our steps, we cannot make a mistake that will leave a PERMANENT FOOTPRINT! His Grace covers everything! There is not one step that God will not be with me to lead my next step or give me the GRACE and confidence to take it
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.