When the Going Gets Tough

I have always told my two beautiful daughters that “when the going gets tough the tough get going.” I have had to heed my own advise several times in my life. Here is what I know:

1. Life is filled with going. Sometimes the going is easy other times tough. Going refers to journey; on this journey of life the road will be smooth at times but be aware because there are potholes of toughness on the road.

2. The going or journey gets tough, occasionally. This statement infers, that the going is not always tough but it gets tough. When things get tough, the question is, “who are you going to be?” Are you going to pretend things are not tough?  Are you going to become a beacon of doom and let everyone know how tough you think things are?  Are you going to run away seeking a autopilot without problems? Are you going to get angry and get an attitude? How are you going to react when things get tough?

3. Spirit filled people have tough days just like people of the world but they are much better equipped to be victorious when things get tough. They realize God is in control and they are not. They realize God is with them always, not just in the pleasant times.  They understand the importance of perseverance. They realize the power of prayer. The get going because they have not stopped. A better way of saying this is When the going gets tough the tough KEEP going.

Learning, loving, leading

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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