My Banner will be Clear

This quote was shared in Sacrament Meeting yesterday. The talk was from a man whose family rejected him after he joined the church during college. It was emotional and inspiring and I want to make my life reflect the same commitment.

"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, slow down or be still.
My past is redeemed,
my present makes sense,
and my future is secure.
I am finished and done with low living, small planning,
smooth knees, colorless dreams, tainted visions,
worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need pre-eminence, positions,
promotions, plaudits, or popularity.
I don't have to be right, first recognized,
praised, regarded or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk with patience, am uplifted 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 comparisons are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear.
I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured,
lured away, dividied, or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice,
hesitate in the presence of the adversary,
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, or let up, until I have stayed up,
stored up, and paid up for the cause of Christ.
I must go 'til He comes, give 'til I drop,
preach 'til all know and work 'til He stops me.
And when He returns for His own,
he will have no problem recognizing me.
My banner will be clear."

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