The decision has been made,
the dye has been cast,
and I have stepped over the line.

As a disciple of Christ,
I will no longer 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'm finished with low living,
sight walking, worldly talking,
cheap giving, and tamed visions.

I no longer need preeminence,
prosperity, position, promotions,
power, or popularity.

I don't have to be right,
recognized, praised,
regarded, or rewarded.

I now live by faith,
walk in victory,
and labor in love.

The road before me is narrow and rough,
but His commission is undeniable,
thus my mission is clear.

I cannot be bought, compromised,
detoured, lured away, turned back,
deluded, or delayed.

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

I won't give up, shut up, let up,
until I have prayed up, praised up, paid up,
and spoke up for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am a Christian,
an Unashamed Firm Believer in Christ!
~Author Unknown~

"When your passion and your purpose
are greater than your fears and excuses
- then you will find a way!"
~ Author Unknown ~

"How far you go in life depends
on being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and strong,
because someday in life
you will have been all of these."
~George Washington Carver~

It costs nothing but creates much.
It enriches those who receive,
without impoverishing those who give.

It happens in a flash,and the
memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None are so rich that they can
get along without it,
and none are so poor
but are richer for a smile.

It creates happiness in the home,
fosters goodwill in a business
and is the countersign of friends.

It is rest to the weary,
daylight to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad
and nature's antidote for trouble.

Yet, it cannot be bought, begged,
borrowed or stolen,
for it is something that is
no earthly good to anybody
until it is given away.

And if ever it happens that some people
should be too tired to give you a smile,
why not leave one of your own?

For nobody needs a smile so much
as those who have none to give
~Author Unknown~

"Every time you smile at someone;
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person,
a beautiful thing."
~Mother Teresa~

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