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“Most of us are all too willing to latch on to the first excuse we can find to explain why our health is out of our control.”

A thought by Nelson Searcy from his book, The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness (p. 28). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Excuses are so much easier to use than self-control but it's not maybe the way we really want to go.
Nelson says, “Here are a few excuses specifically related to physical health: -I’m just big-boned. -I don’t have time to work out. -Since God is in control, he will take care of my body. -I have an issue that makes losing weight impossible. -I don’t like the taste of healthy foods. -Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease run in my family. They are genetic.
Nelson goes on, “That last one reminds me of a joke I heard recently. An overweight man goes to his family doctor for a checkup. When the doctor shows concern over his weight, the man says, ‘Doc, the problem is that obesity runs in my family.’ The doctor replies, ‘No, the problem is that no one in you…
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“Your body wasn’t created for your own gratification; it was created for God’s glory.”

A thought by Nelson Searcy from his book, The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness (p. 25). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the book title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
This is such a life-changing principle to understand and to live by.
Nelson says, “Here is a game-changing truth for you to consider: your body wasn’t created for your own gratification; it was created for God’s glory. But if you are like most people, you treat your body as if it is yours to do with as you please. You are quick to gratify your own tastes, preferences, and whims. But the reality is that your body was made both by God and for God.”
Nelson goes on, “First Corinthians 6:13 says, ‘[Our bodies] were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.’ You probably intuitively understand that God made your body, but maybe you have never thought of it as being made for him. If your body was made for the Lord, and he cares about your body, d…