I, Grace Lee, am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed”.
The die has been cast. The decision has been made. I have stepped over the line. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed vision, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, 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, live with patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven. My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide is reliable, my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, 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’ve stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Jesus Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He stops me. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. Because my banner is clear for I stand part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
How beautiful is this poem.