Man looks at your outer appearance but God sees your heart!
He sees the brilliant experiences of His Grace and Mercy in your life.
John now that I know about this amazing grace and mercy and that the debt for my sins past, present, and future is already paid, is that going to make me want to sin more?
Knowing that your sins have already been forgiven isn't license to sin more.
Build that close relationship with Him, focus on living in His presence, and you will find that you no longer want to commit those same sins that have held you back for years.