PIVOT ; – the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates.
There’s been a surge in the use of certain words while the world deals with COVID-19 and the subsequent lock down we all faced. Words like bubbles took on new meanings. Phrases like “flatten the curve,” “community spread” and “contact tracing” dominating the media. And then there is the word pivot. The Pandemic became a talked about pivot point for life and business.
Everything, all aspects of life, it seemed needed to pivot. From how to work, to learn and even how “to church” changed. The mechanics of how we do anything and everything altered as we stayed in our bubbles.
And it begs the question what is my pivot point, what is yours? What do our lives hinge on? What are our absolutes?
Our pivot point is God and who He says He is. How we were doing life in lock down changed, but the central point stayed the same – God. God doesn’t change, ever. Period. Our circumstances will. But never God.
I have found that as life evolves around us, and circumstances go up and down. Hard times, good times, mundane times God is always the constant.
The centrality of our lives is built on God and the absolutes of who He is. That He is love, that He is good. That no matter what we can trust Him never change. Life may spin and rotate around us, but we just need to pivot on God. We anchor ourselves to Him. He is the hinge.
And that is what stops us from getting dizzy from all of life’s spinning and turning. Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus and not on our circumstances means we can pivot well in this time. If you have ever see a ballerina spinning and wonder how they don’t get dizzy they are pivoting well. Keeping their eyes on a fixed focus point. It helps them maintain a constant orientation.
Whatever season you are in, you can pivot well with Jesus at the centre.
“So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.” (Hebrews 6:17-18)