Are You Worshiping God, or the Number on the Scale?

 

“It is good that you take hold of one thing (righteousness) and also not let go of the other (wisdom); for the one who fears and worships God [with awe-filled reverence] will come forth with both of them.” Ecclesiastes 7:18

How often do you step on the scale?

I’ve seen both extremes. Some women jump on the scale several times per day, while others have not been on a scale in years. Which is right? Which is wrong?

Wherever you land on the spectrum, what’s most important is to understand that the scale is simply a tool to tell you if you’re moving in the direction … period!

Ecclesiastes 7:18 teaches us to avoid all extremes in life, but what’s even more important is the power you give to the scale. Does what the scales shows affect your mood in a positive or negative way?

Remember:

  • It does not determine your value or self-worth.
  • It does not mean that you’re a failure.
  • it should not be worshipped or idolized.
  • It should not determine your mood.

Once per week is a healthy guideline for weighing in, in most cases.

Ask yourself how much power the scale has over you.

Watch this 30-second video to see if you can identify with this scale scenario. Then, without judgment, share how often you weigh yourself.

P.S. if you are tired of circling the same mountain over and over and want a Christ-centered approach to lasting weight loss without feeling guilty, deprived, or overwhelmed, be sure to sign up for our video course program right away at cathymorenzie.com

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Amy Evans
Amy Evans
4 years ago

Yep. I created a habit of getting n the scale everyday. What it did do was give me insight to how much my weight fluctuates. And I did this while I wasn’t doing any weight loss focused activities. I was just trying to watch it and make sure I didn’t gain more. While what I learned about fluctuations in weight was useful, I admit I could not get away from feeling better when the number was lower and feeling bummed out when it was higher. Even if I weigh once a week, that is still the case. Although, the work… Read more »

RuthAnn S
RuthAnn S
4 years ago

I’ve been following your advice and get on the scale only once a week.

Djuna J
Djuna J
4 years ago

I needed this post today. Was feeling really down about scale!

Anita
Anita
4 years ago

I definitely limit myself to once a week.

Bev M
Bev M
4 years ago

I weigh myself each Tuesday morning.

Jaana C
Jaana C
4 years ago

Oh my gosh, can i relate?!?! Stepping on the scale every morning sets my mood for the day. I love this verse . . . avoiding all extremes in life. Not allowing anything to have power over us such as the scale is an important lesson to remember. Not only do I have to continue with tracking so that it comes naturally and becomes a lifelong habit, now the next obstacle to tackle is NOT to step on the scale on a daily basis. Thank you Cathy!!

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