The Bible tells us that if we want the best in our lives we are to conform to God’s plan, and stop conforming to the world’s way. We accomplished that by renewing our minds. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you 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. We must have 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 someone asked Jesus if He cared. “And He was in the stern of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awoke Him, and say to Him, Master, don’t You care that we perish?” (Mark 4:38) “But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her therefore that she help me.” (Luke 10:40)
Peter summed it up when he wrote, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares 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 caring about our weight, then He will provide help.
Does that help you decide to lose weight if you need to lose it?