Very soon I will be baptised into my new found religion. This will be a very exciting event for me. Shortly after my baptism I will read the following statement aloud to affirm my excitement, commitment and new mission. I have searched this statement on Yahoo resulting in a very large number of links showing up. As far as I can determine the original author is unknown. Please correct me if you know otherwise. This is a non-denominational Christian statement that I love and will live by for the rest of my life. I will read it often to give me strength, because there will be those that will try to lead me off this narrow path which I am on. Enjoy!

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed.

The dye 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 or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.

I’m finished and done with low living, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, positions, or popularity.

I don’t have to be right, first, recognized, praised, or rewarded.

I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor with power.

My pace is set, my gate is fast, and my goal is Heaven.

My road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few.

My guide is reliable, my mission is clear.

I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, divided, or delayed.

I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity or meander in the maze of mediocrity.

I will not give up, shut up, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ.

I must go until He comes, give until I drop, preach all I know and work until He stops me.

And when He returns for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.

My banner is clear!