Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Psalm 37:4

The skinny woman on the commercial zips up her size two pants and looks in the mirror with pride.  Then we see her strutting through her day. Men look at her lustfully and women look at her with envy. She wins the contract at work and is obviously a confident, powerful person.

Why do you think the company  chose that theme for their advertising?  Maybe because it is a common goal.  We want to be admired, respected, desirable.  But are those the right motives? Sorry folks, but if we are trying to be gorgeous to have control over others, we are doomed to failure.

If you want to lose weight to have better health and serve Him better, because you love Him and delight in Him, that’s another story.  He promises to give you the desires of your heart.  If your motives are right, you can trust Him to get you where you want to be — and that better place is beyond gorgeous!

Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown


More from Beliefnet and our partners