WorkMatters is blessed to share office space with a great company, NorthStar Partnering Group. Each Monday morning, the NorthStar team starts their week with a worship/business meeting.
This morning, Henry Ho, NorthStar co-founder, shared a powerful poem that he had heard at a recent WorkMatters Eight-to-Five event from Ms. Susan Barrett, Retired President/CEO of Mercy Health Systems NWA . Read this when you have time to really process it. There are some powerful challenges here. Print it and stick in your Bible to reflect on from time to time.
I would love to hear your feedback. Thanks Henry and Susan for being marketplace believers and leaders…
Easy Doesn’t Do It!
I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed
The dye has been cast; I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made.
I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.
My past is redeemed; My present makes sense; My future is secure.
I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees,
colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living, and dwarfed goals.
I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, plaudits, or popularity.
I no longer have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded.
I now live by faith, lean on his presence, walk in patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.
My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, and 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 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, or let up until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and spoken up for the cause of Christ.
I must go until He comes, give until I drop, witness until all I know, and work until he stops me.
And when he comes for His own; He will have no problem recognizing me… because my banner will be clear, my scars will be evident, my hope will be realized, and my joy will be full.
It will be worth it all. I am a committed believer, a dedicated disciple, and a satisfied servant of the Lord Jesus Christ!
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