Jump a Rope

Three guys had a rope jumping contest. The first man bought the finest jump rope money could buy. He also purchased a colorful T-shirt, and a mighty fine pair of gym shorts. He had good intentions but on the day of the contest all the nice things he had purchased were in a drawer in his bedroom while he decided to sleep in.

The second young man bought a rope and on contest day he got the rope out and found out the rope was too short. He had purchased some great shoes but found out they were too small. He had purchased a flashy uniform but it was too big. He tried to jump rope but couldn’t.

The third man bought a rope, some shoes, and a nice outfit to jump rope in. Each day he dressed and tried hard until he could jump rope really well. He practiced every day until the day of the contest and guess what? He won.

Life is indeed like a contest. Are you ready for your big day. If the rope is your Bible do you put it in a drawer? Do you read it just a little?  Do you use it every day? When the test comes are you dressed for the test? Do your shoes fit? Do you have them on? Are you prepared?

When we know God’s word we are prepared for the contest or the tests of life. When we properly clothe ourselves for the contest with the robe of righteousness and the Ephesians 6 Armor of God, we will be ready to be victorious in the contest.

Senior Pastor of Journey of Hope Community Church

Pastor Bill Fix

Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves people as he lives a fulfilling life. He has written several books and has continued to minister as "The People Pastor" since his retirement as a Lead Pastor. His most incredible thrill is witnessing people excel in their spiritual life. He was a Lead Pastor for thirty-seven years and has equipped hundreds of people to do various ministries in their church and community. Currently, he is a Director on the Board at Community Care Services and is a member of The Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force. Pastor Bill and his faithful wife Dottie recently celebrated fifty years of marriage. They have two adult daughters married to Godly men, four grandchildren, and are looking forward to being Great Grandparents. Pastor Bill and Dottie are blessed. Pastor Bill Fix began his pastoral career as a children's pastor and has written several children's books. He gives his parents credit for grounding him with principles and truths about life. He knows what good parenting is. His book New Dad Genius is for new dads. Pastor Bill and his entire family have performed illusion programs for hundreds of audiences in and outside the church as a hobby and ministry. He has used ventriloquism, puppetry, art, comedy and more to illustrate a message and put smiles on faces. The People Pastor Bill Fix has a ThD, enjoys education, and has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. This author is a popular officiant at weddings, funerals, home dedications, and other pastoral services. He desires to be a blessing as he lives out Matthew 5:16, his life verse. His books reflect who Pastor Bill is and what he believes.

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