I have realized that even though I have done things that God never wanted me to do, He is allowing the lessons from those experiences to glorify Him. I am ever grateful to Him for that wonderful blessing--to help others avoid the same mistakes, and take what I have learned to help them make the wisest decisions in those situations.
God is so merciful, though. I do not deserve to be used in that capacity, but am so glad He has bestowed His grace to allow me to perform the task given. It is definitely humbling, simply by remembering my sins. Yet, it is good to remember where He brought me from...He definitely is a loving, gracious God!