“PIVOT” has become a buzzword referring to a significant change intended to help a recover from a tough period, or survive after experiencing other factors that make the original way of doing things unsustainable.
Life is a journey of new battles and new challenges, and as we have seen in 2020, the original way of doing many things has become unsustainable. Perhaps it’s time to PIVOT, to craft a new mindset, to change the way you think. I love how Paul puts this:
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 (NLT)
To “conform” or “copy” is to be molded from the outside in. Think of it as being molded our shaped by external pressures and circumstances, leading to a victim mentality. However, to be transformed is to PIVOT, to change from the the inside out, to change the way you think. Crafting a new mindest – rising above the circumstances with the mindset of a victor!
Over the next few weeks, using the story of Jonathan and his armor bearer in 1 Samuel 14, I want to unpack 5 keys to PIVOT and craft a new mindset
“Passion is the genesis of genius.” Galileo Galilei
Passion is the key to start to PIVOT! If you don’t have a desire to change, whether from desperation or inspiration, then you won’t change.
I see in Jonathan and his armor bearer a great passion to end the oppression of the Philippines upon God’s people, so much so that they pick an unconventional and risky strategy, with no guaranteed outcome.
They “Give it a go!”.
People who are passionate:
• Are motivated and have momentum.
• They pull others along, instead of having to be pulled along.
• Inspire others.
• They take others on the journey.
• Take initiative.
• Step out of their comfort zone.
I believe that God has put a passion in you:
“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Frederick Buechner
What is it that you are passionate about that uplifts people up in broken world?
Could we be people who filled with passion that stand for what is good and right and pure? People who are willing to “give it a go” and trust that God will join the battle!