Your past is just that, your past. How you once lived does not have to be the way you currently live.
Paul once zealously persecuted the church. Then He had an encounter with Jesus Christ and God began using Paul’s zeal for His purposes. The changes was so complete that believers who did not previously know Paul, heard of this change and praised God.
Who you were without Christ is not who you are in Christ. Do not look back. Place your eyes on Jesus and do the work He has laid out before you. Here’s today’s Bible verse. Enjoy.
21 Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. 22 I was personally unknown to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they praised God because of me.