I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.”
The die has been cast. 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 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,
chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position,
promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I now live by
presence, lean by faith, love by 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 reliable, my mission 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 am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until
Heaven returns, give until I drop, preach until all know,
and work until He comes. And when He comes to get
His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.
My colors will be clear.
I am not ashamed of the Gospel… Romans 1:16
Can I say with certainty that I live up to this creed each day and every moment? Of course not! Why? Because I fail Him everyday in some way, but the idea behind this creed for me is to use to press on, push ahead and in those moments I have failed keep going. For me this creed is a daily reminder not to give up. It sits in a picture frame on my dresser where I am forced to see it every morning and say; “Yup, thanks for the reminder. I will press on and not give up even when worry, discouragement and stress creep in and tell me to give up.” So what are you a part of?
Remember, hike by faith not by sight!