1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
*When you make a decision to accept God into your life and serve Him, you become a part of a royal lineage and powerful blood line. You are no longer in line with the world, but placed above it because you now have more help, spiritual guidance, unconditional favor, and divine protection. It doesn't matter about your past because God sees you as being brand new, and His view is the only view that matters. Embrace how the Father sees you, the benefits of His royalty, and do not sell yourself short. It's so easy to settle with what you're use to, but it's far better to be open to the many possibilities from His view and ability to help you gain.