“I have worked much harder,” he insisted, “been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again” 2 Corinthians 11:23.
Most of us would not have survived any of the above scenarios. But Paul dedicated his life in what he believed. His conversion to a child of God was enormous. He worked himself to death for God. His mission was to tell the world of God. He had the undaunted task, of convincing people who had no clue who Jesus was or who God was. What a gigormous mission. But he did it and his letters to the churches are the best examples of his work. But before he was the man he was in the end, this is what happened to him. Which proves that God has his hands on us and we have no idea, his plans for us. Anyone can change.
But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the "Way," men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do. The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.