“I am grateful to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because he judged me faithful and appointed me to his service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a man of violence. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the foremost. But for that very reason I received mercy so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display the utmost patience, making me an example to those who would come to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen” 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Now re-read this passage substituting your sin(s) into this line: "even though I was formerly a ____, a _____ and a man/woman of _______. And put emphasis on the the later phrase "Of whom I am foremost."
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!