The negative side causes "denial" which could delay or cancel the need for changes. Therefore, there is a need for a "reality check" and allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal the true picture. For some reason I feel this is where the Lord has me this year....stepping back to have a "reality check". He is giving some practical ways to do this, along with quiet time for heart issues.
Oswald Chambers hit a "home run" in his devotional, The Failure to Pay Close Attention.
"Are there some things regarding your physical or intellectual life to which you have
been paying no attention at all?..........As you can't take off a day of morality and remain
moral , neither can you take a day off spiritually and remain spiritual. God wants you
to be entirely His, and it requires paying close attention to keep yourself fit. It also
takes a tremendous amount of time."
This time of year is known for "Spring Cleaning"....making this the right season to step back and take "a reality check", before the warning lights start to blink.
So far, the reality of being overweight became a "reality check" at my doctor's appointment in January, which challenged me to hit the gym... now for other areas in my life that needs "reality checks"...and post to show my progression or maybe "denial" while I put back on "rose-colored-glasses".