Calling himself the worst of sinners, Paul pointed to Jesus’ unlimited patience with those who rebel. Jesus not only forgave Paul, but he also changed the whole course of his life. The hardened Jesus-hater became a sold-out servant of the very one whom he had offended.
Because of his infinite patience, Jesus isn’t giving up on you either (see 2 Peter 3:9). Not now. Not ever. So, don’t give up on yourself, thinking you can never change. Tomorrow is a chance for him to make you more than you are today. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. He’s at work—and he is patient.