"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are."
Yes, I am loved for who I am, right where I am. Yes, even when my track record is hardly worthy. Yes, that's called grace.
But I dare not linger in this place. No, I cannot stay here. Change is necessary. There is a man I was made to be. Yes, there is an imprint I have not yet realized. An "image of God" to more fully reflect with each day I'm given.
There are some things I must leave behind. That's called repentance. Yes, to become the man I'm called to be. I cannot remain where I'm at.