When I grow weary of writing or working, I always remember evangelist John Wesley:
John Wesley averaged three sermons a day for 54 years of preaching – a total of more than 44,000 times. In doing so, he traveled by horseback and carriage more than 200,000 miles, or about 5,000 miles per year. During all this traveling and preaching, he still managed to write and publish a 4 volume commentary on the whole Bible, a dictionary of the English language, a 5 volume work on natural philosophy, a 4 volume work on church history, histories of England and Rome, grammar books in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, French, and English; 3 works on medicine, 6 volumes of church music, 7 volumes of sermons and controversial papers. He also edited a library of 50 volumes known as the “Church Library”.
At age 83 he was angry to discover he could not write more than 15 hours a day without hurting his eyes, and at 86 he was ashamed to admit he couldn’t preach more than twice a day. During that 86th year he preached in almost every shire in England and Wales, and often rode 30-50 miles a day.
Wesley said, “If I had three hundred men who feared nothing but God, hated nothing but sin, and were determined to know nothing among men but Jesus Christ and him crucified, I would set the world on fire.”