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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

When We Finally Lose All the Weight, What Will We Do?-

Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate all day and night.

So, when we finally lose all that weight, what will we do? Do we buy slinky clothes to show off our new body to all those who looked down on us all the time we were heavy? Do we finally get to go on a shopping spree to buy clothes, regardless of the financial impact it has on our family? Do we start turning up our noses at other overweight people, because that is no longer who we are?

Is this why God had us lose our weight? Was God thinking, "I will have this child of God lose weight so s/he can buy clothes to show off their body, and go on a shopping spree, ignoring whether their family can afford it or not? S/he is no longer heavy, so what's it matter if they are as insensitive to other overweight people just as people were insensitive to them when they were heavy?"

I have a feeling that those weren't God's goals for us to lose weight. Of course, we are going to need some new clothes, but we can buy them responsibly. One of my favorite places to shop for clothes is a thrift shop or a consignment store. I can get clothes that are much more reasonable and I don't feel guilty that it's upsetting our family's finances. Even if you can afford all the new clothes, I think God would still prefer we buy them and be financially responsible and donate the money saved to those less fortunate. I think God wants us to continue to be good stewards with what He has given us.

I think that God wants us to buy appropriate clothes, not necessarily clothes that are going to make the opposite sex drool when they see us walk by. I'm not sure that's the type of partners God wants in our lives even if we are single. If we're married, I don't think that God would approve of us trying to see if we can still turn the heads of the opposite sex in order to bolster our self-esteem. That's not the behavior that a secure marriage is based on.

So, when I'm prayerful about God's laws and what He would want once I'm thin, I realize that He would want me to be as sensitive to others who are currently overweight as I had wished someone would have been to me. I desperately desired to be treated with respect, to have my comments acknowledged, to be included instead of made to feel like a bystander. When we are befriending the overweight, it is like we are somehow befriending the lonely, sad, overweight person we used to be. Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate all day and night.

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verses.

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Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling


Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verses.





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