1 Timothy 1:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
This is a faithful and trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance and approval, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost. The life of Paul The Apostle (Not i but Christ)
Paul accepted the he was the worst sinner, he was planning a great evil to the body of Christ when he was arrested by the Lord Jesus. he was baptized and received the Holy Spirit after his encounter with Christ. After regaining his strength he spend several days with the disciples and then began to preach that Jesus is Lord. he grew more and more powerful confounding the Jews that Jesus is Lord (act 9:22).
it all started at the road to Damascus when Paul meat Christ. Had it being that Paul met only a preacher and hard only a sermon, we might not have heard of him again. But Paul met Christ and he heard his voice. An encounter that turn him from darkness into the light, this encounter was a transaction of exchanging life; “LIFE NOT I BUT CHRIST”
(Galatians 2:20) I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
The life of Apostle Paul was an exchange life. He chose not to live himself, but Christ to live in him. He has answered the call of discipleship.
The life of Paul The Apostle (Not i but Christ) as God’s workmanship
Paul came to this understanding that he is God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared for him in advance to do. Gods original purpose for saving Paul was to be a chosen instrument that will carry his name among the gentile and their kings, God has chosen him so that he will know his will, hear word form his mouth and to be a witness to all men and what he have hard and seen (act 22:14-15).
God want to reveal His Son in you and he wants you to know his will and to life for Him.