Most days we simply grind out whatever needs to be done. And then we do it again tomorrow and continue from one season to the next. While productive in many ways, there are still times in which we need to pause and recalibrate.
Certainly it’s easier to keep doing what we’ve always done. And many times this works out just fine. There’s no need to change once we’ve established meaningful habits and rhythms that get us to where we want to go.
But sometimes what has worked in one season no longer works in the next and we need to recalibrate our approach.
For instance, in starting our careers or building our business there are often many seasons of much work and little rest. We have plenty of energy and we simply do what needs to be done.
But in time we become more and more drained – eventually losing our joy and even some of our productivity. In these moments it’s time to recalibrate – perhaps learning how to work smarter and submitting to the discipline of rest.
This can play out in our relationships as well. For example, in some seasons we enjoy spending every waking moment together. While at other times we need to make adjustments to allow for more personal space, or vice versa.
Likewise, there might also be times to recalibrate our social, political, and religious perspectives. This is not to change what is true, but to adjust our understanding as we mature and discover the deeper truths of God.
Whatever it looks like, much like driving, life will require many times to recalibrate as we move forward.
And we risk crashing into a ditch when we don’t adjust to the needs and changes of each season.
Stay the course when what you’re doing is working. And be willing to recalibrate as often as needed to move towards God’s best.