Some Thoughts on Losing Weight

“It’s not so much how much you weigh,
as it is how much you obey.”

I found comfort in those words because, as my friends and family know, I’m no skinny Minnie. Would I like to be slender again? Yes!

Am I expecting it to happen anytime soon? No.

So why did that little poem pop into my mind while once again I ragged on myself over those extra pounds and ample inch-pinchings? I stopped to think. And came to a conclusion.

That little poem is akin to something Dad used to repeat while I was a child in elementary school.

“I don’t care about the rest of your grades
as long as you get A’s in conduct and effort.”

Well, hey! Any time we concentrate on behaving and give our best effort to learning, good grades follow. Right?

Likewise, obeying God’s law of love brings peace. So the things that stress and drive us to eat for comfort should ease off .. .along with those extra pounds.

Eyes on obedience … not the scale. Hmm. It’s a thought … maybe worth a try.

What do you think?