The Bible tells us that if we are to conform to God’s plan for our lives, we have to stop conforming to the world’s way and that is accomplished by renewing our minds. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We renew our mind by the Word of God. This works for every area of our life. Dieting is no exception. The world has its plan for our weight loss journey. God has His way. By renewing our mind, we build an extensive “why”. Why should we lose this weight?
That’s the question every overweight or obese person has to answer. There is no use learning about a diet or exercise program if we aren’t going to implement it. 97% of all who diet eventually fail. The tug of the old ways is too strong. We have developed these old ways since childhood. There has to be a stronger reason than the strength of the tug.
Why would God care if we are overweight or not? Does He care? Is God concerned only about spiritual matters and not about earthly matters like our weight?
This isn’t the first time Jesus was asked if He cared. “And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) “But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.” (Luke 10:40)
Peter summed it up when he wrote, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) God cares. I think God cares about what we care about. To care is to take interest in or be concerned about. So if we know He cares about us and our care about our weight, then He will provide help.