You are Not Your Mistakes

You are Not Your Mistakes

by Diana Scothorn


When our heart is turned towards God, even when we make the wrong decisions, God will cause our life to have the right outcome.  There’s not one mistake or one decision that we make that can DEFINE our life if we allow Jesus to REFINE us in the process.

Define means to determine or fix the boundaries. Refine means to bring to a pure state. Satan wants to…


…put boundaries around our life that define our destiny. God wants to free us from impurities that bring us to a place of freedom.

The devil says you can’t; God says, “BUT I CAN!”  There’s nothing God can’t do if we will trust Him for our breakthrough!  The devil goes about to and fro seeking whom he can devour.  God goes to and fro seeking whom He can do good!

We may have made mistakes that have caused regret, or a setback, but if God is for us nothing can come against us with a permanent outcome. We have to decide that our mistakes don’t define our future, The bible tells us in Romans 8:1 “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

Romans 8:28 says, “All things work together for good to those who love God.”  It’s not about how much you love Jesus; it’s about how much Jesus loves you!

It’s not about how much you do for Jesus; it’s about what Jesus has ALREADY DONE for you!

We can rest in the assurance that Jesus has got our lives covered from beginning to end. When His life ended on the cross, our life began in the spirit. Thank you, Jesus!

Although it was finished on the cross, Jesus is never finished with us. The work that Jesus began in us, in the beginning, He will continue to work in and through us until the end.

God intended for us to have a long and prosperous life.  If we have breath in us,  He has a purpose for us! The latter part of our life will always be greater than the early years when we will allow God to refine us, teach us, and show us how to live.

The wisdom we gain from our mistakes in our early years is a stepping stone to our victories in the latter years. A mistake learned is a victory earned!  We have a choice to allow our mistakes to set boundaries around our lives or become a memorial for God’s faithfulness!  There is nothing we can do that will make Jesus do more than He has already done!




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.

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