And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. (1 John 2:28-29 KJV)
Too often I've put the emphasis on the part about having confidence and not being ashamed at His coming, and neglect the conditions for these things. This is a man centered view. It is a false view.
The God centered view is to focus on Him and abide in Him. If I forget the conditions for being unashamed and having confidence at His coming, then I am lying to myself and I will not have confidence and will be ashamed at His coming.
Abiding in Him is the key ingredient. How can I do that?
1. Daily immersing myself in the Word of God
2. Daily confession and prayer
3. Acknowledging God in all my ways