Our pastor shared this in a sermon a few years ago. I had printed it and posted it in our house, but we have since moved and I truly forgot all about it. I came across it while cleaning out some folders on the computer and it's too good not to share with all of you. I think I'm going to make it into a canvas and hang it.
I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past has been redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure.
I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotion, plaudits or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on his presence, work by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way rough, my companions few, my guide reliable, my mission clear.
I cannot be bought, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, or meander in the face of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let up, until i have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go 'til he comes, give 'til I drop, preach 'til all know, and work 'til he stops me.
And when he comes for his own, he will have no problem recognizing me - my banner will be clear.
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