This statement was found in the belongings of a young African
Christian martyred for his faith.
"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit Power. The die has been
cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I'm a disciple of His. I won't
look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, 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, walk by patience, lifted by prayer and labor by His power.
My past is 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, lamed visions, mundane
talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals.
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 vision clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured,
lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate
in the face of an adversary, negotiate at the table of an enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity
or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up or 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. I must go till He comes, give till
I drop, preach till all know and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, HE WILL
HAVE NO PROBLEM RECOGNIZING ME... MY BANNER WILL BE CLEAR!"
Charon and I want our lives to show this same commitment to Jesus Christ, how about