I donít mind these burdens Iím bearing,
And I donít mind these troubles Iím sharing;
For, if they are required to strengthen me,
And to get me to the place that I need to be
So that God can work His perfect plan in my life;
Iím willing to accept the misery and strife.
I donít mind my name being posted on every sign board
If that is required to get God and me on one accord.
I donít mind people laughing at what I go through
If that is required to persuade me to do
The will and the work of my Father,
And I will not acknowledge them as a bother;
For, they are blessings moving me to higher heights in Christ
And working to help me reach eternal life.
I donít mind crying and tossing in the midnight hour
If it is required for me to acknowledge Godís omnipotent power.
I donít mind family and friends walking away
If it is required to keep me from going astray.
I donít mind the works of the enemy and all that he puts me through
If it pushes me into all that Iím required to do
To be an obedient, faithful believer in Christ;
For, this is required to gain eternal life.
I donít mind you killing this body and lying it in a cold ground
If that is required to assure that Iím no longer bound
By the sins and sorrow of this cruel world of hate and dismay;
For, I donít mind suffering to gain eternal peace and joy on judgement day.
Therefore, go ahead and scandalize my name;
False accuse me, and Iíll gladly take the blame.
Lie on me and stay far away from the truth.
Continue reminding me of the sins of the past and the evil of my youth.
Push me down, and press me down with jealousy, resentment and hate;
For, itís only pushing me closer to the pearly gates.
I donít mind the people that try to hurt and come against me;
For, they are only instruments to get me to heaven, which is where I long to be.
Iím must rejoice because Iím able and willing to say
That I donít mind all that I suffer to keep me on the straight and narrow pathway.