As we were driving home from vacation this past week, we traveled through a section of the flattest portion of the earth I’ve ever seen. If someone believed in the “Flat Earth Society,” this might have been where it first evolved. But it was only a small portion of the Earth. They weren’t seeing the whole picture.
I found it similar to those who read one Scripture verse and announce the Bible has falsehoods. Or someone who hears a celebrity endorsing a diet plan and accepts it as healthy?
- Research, people! Research before preaching absolutes!
God wants us to glory in abundant, healthy living, not suffer. That’s why He placed mankind in a Garden. Many suffer needlessly on a diet that tastes like plastic due to a celebrity endorsement. “It worked for (celebrity) so it will work for me!”
God never meant for us to live on complicated, fallacy-laden, restrictive diet plans. These clearly reject our Maker’s fundamental truths in physiology.
Do you believe in Absolute Truth? Absolute health truths in the law of physiology cannot be dismissed. Advanced science discovered how complex and intricate our mind/body/spirit connection is. This merely validates the Word of God:
For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139: 13-16)
Modern science is discovering daily that we are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made! Some scientists recognize God’s handiwork in man’s creation but regretfully many don’t. How could those who don’t believe in God’s intricate design explain the complicated and amazing bodily function of the tiny Bacterial Flagellum? How could a piece of bodily machinery that intricate simply evolve inside us by chance? It must have had a Creator. It takes more faith to believe we arrived through mud clumps or crystals than if God created man!
“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (Psalm 14:1)
2. Search for Truth in your physical well-being.
False Diet Gurus can profess whatever they wish while people follow like sheep, searching for that easy, painless, weight loss magical pill. It does not exist and even if it did, it wouldn’t help because our body will go into self-protection mode. This also won’t help the person who is emotionally or unconsciously challenged by food issues.
A Chinese saying cautions, “Even if 5,000 men are wrong, they are still wrong.” For example, no matter how men state that one can jump off the Grand Canyon without a parachute and fly by flapping their arms, it just ain’t gonna happen! Certain natural gravitational laws will prevent that from occurring.
That pertains to physiological laws as well. No matter how many times someone tries to create their own magical diet plan, if it’s not physiologically sound, it won’t work. A true weight loss plan is sensible, obtainable, and nutritionally sound in which they can abide forever.
3. Recognize and Establish Your Goal
Not having a goal reminds me of a scene from Alice in Wonderland when Alice meets the Cheshire Cat.
She asks: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
(Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6)
If one sets out on a journey, they must have a purpose, a plan, or they won’t reach their desired destination. What’s your goal? A particular weight? A size? More energy?
Find your purpose and strive for healthy living. (My objective in writing “Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese” was to encourage, motivate and convey how to live an abundantly healthy life.)