1 Corinthians 15:9-10 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
We all have a “because” and yet, we all are who we are by the grace of God. May I always be willing to accept the Lord’s grace in spite of who I was…in spite of my “because.”