Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

What motivates you to get healthy? It’s completely legitimate to do it out of love for someone else such as your spouse or your grandkids. It’s also legitimate to do it for yourself, so that you feel better or are able to participate in activities that require energy and focus.

There are many other motivations that are all equally valid. The rewards of pursuing health are legion. God gives you all these incentives to get healthy, but he also has one more that he would like you to consider.

Do it for him.

It’s a great energizer if you decide that all the work of getting healthy is ultimately not for humans but for the Lord. That’s a motivation that can help you move through whatever setbacks come your way.

As the apostle Paul said, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Food for Thought: Pursue your goals with all your heart, and whatever your other motivations, do it ultimately for the Lord.