Carrying A Heavy Load

A Heavy Load in Haiti

We all are called upon to carry heavy loads. These loads sometimes seem unbearable. The load we notice the most is our own.

When I was five years old, my dad took me on my first fishing trip. I can remember being so excited about that fishing trip. In my new book, The Dead End Road Devotional, I talk about fishing trips with my Dad.

He took me to the Olentangy River and after we arrived, we unloaded all the equipment from the trunk of the car. Dad loaded me up and I would have to say it was quite a load for a five year old. There is a simple but profound truth about this, that dawned on me as I wrote the book.

Dad carried everything else. He was my hero back then but I did not give a single thought to the load he was carrying, just my own load. I have learned and I think we all should be aware and consider the load that others are carrying even when our load is heavy.

Dottie M., a really good friend of mine and one of my mentors taught me something while I was pastoring. She told me that every person that comes through the doors of the church carries a huge burden. She challenged me to see each of them with a huge load that they struggled to carry. She told me part of my job was to recognize they were all carrying burdens and if I could help them lay down their burdens, I should.

The load I was carrying at five years old seemed very substantial but Dad would not give me a load that I could not carry. I did not give much thought to my Dad’s load, but he carried the rest.

Isn’t that like our heavenly Father? We all carry heavy loads but God is there to help us. He would not give us more than we could carry. Think about it. Our Father carries all the rest.

Hope you pick up the book when it becomes available on Amazon.com. We are hoping it will be available by Christmas 2019.

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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