Since the start of the Covid pandemic, it’s true that the pace of life has changed for us all. As we emerge into some semblance of the new normal, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the pace of life we want to live by as we move forward.
In a world that is governed by and driven by ‘clock time’ maybe now is a good time to recalibrate and live in a different way. We still have twenty four hours in a day, but how are we going to use our time wisely and healthily?
In athletics, a pacesetter in a race is a runner who leads a middle or long-distance running event for the first section to ensure a certain speed is maintained. They generally set a good speed that you need to keep up with – you have to attain it.
In medical science, a pacemaker is a small medical device that is surgically implanted into your chest which sends electrical impulses to your heart to keep it beating regularly and not too slowly. A pacemaker regulates the heart to the correct rhythm.
If the pacemaker senses that your heart has missed a beat or is beating too slowly, it sends signals at a steady rate. If it senses that your heart is beating normally by itself, it doesn’t send out any signals.
The question is, what if we adjusted our rhythm of life to a pace and a speed that is healthier for us according to God’s time? What if we continued in this slower, more meaningful and restful pace? What adjustments can we make to continue to make the most out of our time, without being driven by exhausting schedules? How can technology help us with this? How do we move forward after such a huge pace change?
Answers on a postcard please….