1 Corinthians 15: 9-10
God's grace is something we neither deserve nor earn due to our sinfulness. His gracious gift of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life should change our life away from sin from the moment we accept that gift of grace and also put us on the track to change the lives of those around us.
Many times we feel confident in knowing what God's plan for us is when truly we are lucky if we have a basic grasp of a tiny part of God's timeless, interwoven, multi-faceted plan for humankind from creation throughout eternity. We need to begin to understand the view from God's perspective as He looks at us within His grand plan.