I've written before about motivation in weight loss. Getting motivated and staying motivated is critical. If motivation fades, habits don't change. In the past I've talked about a number of motives that can spur us to continue positive changes.
But the ultimate motivation for a Christian is to look outside of ourselves and consider how God can be glorified in our ability to overcome our gluttony.
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.
-The Westminster Shorter Catechism
To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
The enjoyment of Him is the ultimate goal of our life, and as we see him glorified, we enjoy him more and more. All the things in this world we think we enjoy–the sunsets and the beauty, the tastiest foods and most succulent desserts, are just faint shadows compared to what it is to enjoy Him, to see His glory made known.
So we ask for His help in changing our desires. First in overcoming our gluttony, in desiring His glory more than our overindulgence. Then in making His glory our utmost desire. There is no more powerful motivation to be found.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
- I Corinthians 10:31