There’s thin line between narcissism and good health…between being healthy and vanity.
Between discipline and self worship…
Between keeping your temple healthy for God and provoking others to lust or envy…
Between putting in hard work and eating right and being lazy by wanting a ‘magic’ pill to do all the work.
There’s nothing wrong with exercise and eating right in an effort to be healthy and even look good, but we must be honest with ourselves about our motives.
What are you thinking about while you’re running…lifting weights…at the gym…taking that ‘weight loss’ pill? Are your thinking about how HEALTHY you will be or how SEXY you will be?
Do we put as much effort into making sure our spirit looks good to God as we put into making sure our bodies looks good in our clothes (or out of them)?
Yes, there’s a thin line between narcissism and good health.
Think about the commercials and ads that you see and hear…
Companies spend millions of dollars on research to gain insights advertise on what’s important to consumers. What drives people? What provokes them to make a buying decision.
How many gyms, spas, fitness centers, diet plans, diet pills etc. do you hear advertising about BEING HEALTHY?
Most of the time their pitch is…
You rarely if ever hear or see ads that say…
Get your blood pressure under control!
Reduce your cholesterol!
Surprise your doctor!
How about this one? How many times have you heard them simply say…
Most of the time they are trying to appeal to our sense of vanity.
God wants us to be healthy, as well as look healthy, but we must be very careful that we don’t let our society’s obsession with youth, looking good and being sexy pervert our motives.
We can’t let our workout routines and habits turn into our personal rituals of worshipping ourselves.
Remember what the bible says…
1 Timothy 4:8 (NKJV)
8 For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.