“Everyone who acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before My Father in heaven. But everyone who denies Me here on earth, I will also deny before My Father in heaven.” Matthew‬ ‭10:32-33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“If anyone is ashamed of Me and My message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when He returns in His glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:26‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

As for me, 

“I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” Romans‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I work hard so I can present myself to God and receive His approval. I want to be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. (See 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:15‬)