Reading through a biography of Charles Spurgeon, I came across a fabulous quote which was a scribbled letter from Spurgeon to a friend during the very busy and toll-taking period of the 1850's: "Friends firm. Enemies alarmed. Devil angry. Sinners saved. Christ exalted. Self not well."
Spurgeon definitely had his priorities in order, and even though he himself was spent and suffering, it was life and energy given for the right purposes. I like his summary, and pray that my life could be described the same way someday. For now, I must deal with my pride and tendency toward self-preservation.