The 2 A.M. Problem

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It is called a 2 a.m. problem because it is a very active problem that is keeping you awake and it is 2 o’clock in the morning. It has caused stress and insomnia that you are unable to shake. It could be a 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. problem because by that time it seems the problem has metastasized. The problem is like driving down a road that suddenly ends at a cliff. It is difficult to get beyond that point.

The truth is all earthly roads come to an end. Let me say that again. Every single earthly road will end. Your job will end. The earthly possessions you possess are not eternal. And all of us? Well the flesh is weak. The best thing we can do is to resolve, with God’s help, to move on.

We will go down many roads in life, but are on one continual journey. Every earthly road will end, but our journey continues eternally. One of the greatest thrills in life is helping people get beyond the obstacles that cause the 2 a.m. problem. One of the hardest things to do is move on because the journey is eternal.

The loss of a loved one cannot be cured. However, our loved ones would not want their death to be our death. They would want us to continue to live. Life is too short not to do that, and life is too long not to do that. Jobs come and go but life continues. Learn to really live and love life.

I lost a job that I believe I was called to and loved. I knew the devil made it happen, but it was not the devil. I think God made it happen. I would not have changed direction unless I lost that job. I would not have become an author. I would not have spent a month in Florida every year with the love of my life. It was time for me to move on and God made it happen.

How about you? Have you hit a dead end road? Has life hit you like a ton of bricks? The Bible says go to the ant. When ants hit a ton of bricks they keep going. They may change direction but they do not give up. Don’t you give up either. Continue your journey. Read the 23rd Psalm and emphasize all the personal pronouns. You are loved!

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 or visit his Web page at www.people

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