I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, and I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 MEV
A young minister friend of mine in the Philippines asked me for the secret of longevity in ministry. My answer to him was, in part, the following.
Never quit. Never quit seeking to know Jesus more intimately. Never quit studying the Bible. Never quit praying, especially in tongues. Never quit going to church. Never quit growing in grace. Never quit loving and ministering to others. Never listen to your critics. Never!
I press toward the goal to the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 MEV