Zero Pirelli

The confessions of a speed demon turned pace car.


“Be still and know that I am God.”

I bet you wonder why I am driving so carefully nowadays. Yes, I ‘m THAT Zero Pirelli who use to be a speed demon. I was the one tearing up the track and leaving the competition in the dust.

I have always had the need for speed. It started as a kid and followed me into adulthood. I had to be first. I wasn’t happy unless I saw the competition in my rear view mirror. I was fast. I was the best. I was untouchable.

It was great until one day the fast lifestyle caught up with me. My heart was racing when I was sitting still. There was no reason why I should be feeling this way.  It was a hollow thumping that made me wonder why I was moving so fast.

I was racing through life and it was leaving ME in the dust. That thumping sound was the Lord knocking on the door of my heart.  I slowed down enough to pull off the road and open that door.


I am so glad that I did because I now know I will finish a more important race: the human race. My life now has a purpose and I am not just racing around in circles. The Lord slowed me down and has helped me find the right pace for my life.

So, now I am helping others find that pace as well. The road of life is a crazy one. We all could use some help to find our way. I hope my story gives you all little direction.


About gpavants

I am a writer and a teacher. I feel my platform is to encourage people to live a life of faith.
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6 Responses to Zero Pirelli

  1. RED says:

    Gary….what a wonderfully encouraging story….TANK EWE!
    The last sentence is a tad confusing….a little;-)

  2. Kelly Harrel says:

    Great reminder, Gary, as I have the day off today and am thinking of all the ways I can fill my time. Maybe I will just be still and know He’s God.

    • gpavants says:

      Hi Kelly,
      I have been learning how to do less and do it better. I think we as a body are learning how God does life right. It’s not so crazy and frantic.
      Thank you,

  3. Larry Avants says:

    Tha longer I live the more I realize that, when it comes to spirtual matters, I can’t make things happen. God has to be the initiator and we just have the privilege of being a part of what he is doing.

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