Go Deep On The Go



I had the awesome privilege of pastoring for 37 years. I know what you must be thinking; He must have started when he was in diapers. Very Funny! I have always loved to watch people become successful in life, especially in their Christian walk. Today, in our study, we will look at one of the characteristics of every successful person I know. They are not quitters; they do not give up; they persevere. I often used this piece of advice with my two daughters; Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Preparation Recommendations:

  1. Find a quiet place.
  2. Get comfortable, but keep awake.
  3. Have a cup of water or beverage to quench your thirst.
  4. Have your Bible open to the book of James Chapter 1:2-4
  5. Meditate on the study. Have a pen and a journal to take a few notes.


Father, it is always good to spend time with you. Enlighten my mind as I look at this study. Teach me what you want me to know and help me live according to Your Word. I am your’s Lord, show me throughout my day what you would want me to do. Holy Spirit guide me and make me into the person you designed me to be. I pray this in the Name of Jesus.  Amen    

Scripture and Thought:

  Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

I have watched people jump from job to job, ministry to ministry, church to church, and even spouse to spouse. They are very good at starting, but finishing?  Not so much! Whenever they encounter a trial, test, or temptation, they run or quit what they had started in good faith. James says the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Not just a little while, but until perseverance finishes its work. That sounds like until there is victory. Perseverance does two things. First, it makes you stronger. Second, it leads to achievement. No wonder why we should “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever we face trials of many kinds .”

Think about this today: Are you a quitter? Do you give up when the going gets tough? Are you stronger when you quit? Are you more victorious as a quitter or after you have persevered?

Closing Prayer:

Forgive me, Father, when I quit too soon, and for believing the Christian life would be a broad and easy path. Help me to be strengthened through perseverance, and help me to see the victories perseverance brings. I desire to be a tool in your toolbox today, Lord. Lead me not into temptation but deliver me from evil. I pray this in Jesus’s mighty name. Amen


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Published by People Pastor Dr. Bill Fix

Bill Fix loves serving the Lord and helping people. For many years he pastored in central Florida and Southern Michigan. He and his family traveled extensively performing illusion, puppets, ventriloquism, chalk art, and comedy as a creative way to present the Gospel. When Bill and his family performed, people listened. Bill is a writer and has written several nonfiction Christian books. He has also written a few books for young children. He writes a monthly blog and a newsletter every two weeks. Pastor Bill has been married to his beautiful wife Dottie. for fifty-one years. Their two adult daughters married Godly men and gave them four amazing grandchildren. In 2022 they became great-grandparents. Pastor Bill Fix, known as The People Pastor. has many hobbies like writing, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He is a popular and frequent officiant at weddings, dedications, and funerals. You can personally email him at fmcbillfix@aol.com or visit his Web page at www.people Pastor.com.

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