But… such a powerful word and the importance of the gospel message. Read Galatians 1:13-15.
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions. But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went away to Arabia, and returned once more to Damascus.
Galatians 1:13-17 NASB
Paul gives his testimony and shares what his life was like before Christ. Then it has that word… but. But, even in the midst of the difficulties and rebellion and sin, God called Paul and began the work to make something amazing out of his life.
No matter where we find ourselves or what situation we see ourselves in, God can work and move in our lives to change us. Nothing is too much that God can’t overcome. Are we allowing God to change our lives?