What does it take to stop you? What is the kryptonite to your Superman? What, besides death, could halt your forward momentum in this world? Knowing the answer to this question could mean the difference between a life well-lived and one spent wondering what might have been.
The apostle Paul understood the importance of endurance. You can almost hear the pleading encouragement in his words to the Galatian church: “Don’t get tired of helping others. You will be rewarded when the time is right, if you don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9). In order to live well, you need to be unstoppable in helping others. You will get tired; you might even want to quit at times and only focus on your own needs. Be aware of your vulnerabilities, and figure out how to keep your involvement fresh and interesting. A little preventive maintenance now will go a long way toward keeping you viable later. Caring for the needs of others can be demanding, but it can also be immensely rewarding—both now and for eternity