The Chosen Apostle
Paul’s honest words about himself (since we may feel ‘bad’ due to our sins making us feel unworthy of Him causing us to have a lowly opinion about ourself):
Qualifications of apostle Paul in his own declaration of Truth is seen in ‘picture’.
Yet, God has the “final say” on who “apostle Paul” is by “His Mercy & Will” namely (your true worth of self is determined not by you but God alone), as these verses apply in Paul’s life:
(1) Who appointed this apostle?
“Paul, an apostle (not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead),” (Galatians 1:1)
(2) What kind of apostleship?
“(for He who effectually worked for Peter in his apostleship to the circumcised effectually worked for me also to the Gentiles),” (Galatians 2:8)
(3) Can it be cancelled off?
“for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” (Romans 11:29)
So, it doesn’t really matter what we think about ourselves or what others think about us despite our sins and failures. Only what God says you are, matters in the end. Nothing else matters.