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, love with patience live by prayer and labor with power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable and my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured way, turned back, deluded or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I won't give up, shut up, let up or slow up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up and spoken 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 is clear: I am a part of the "Fellow of the Unashamed."
~ written by an African preacher.
I think this is a very powerful quote. Many many times, we don't live our lives like this, but I think this is a great example of faith and sacrifice. It was in our church bulletin today. ..