Singer Justin Bieber has reminded himself of seven years ago when he was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).

In an Instagram post, the 26-year-old who was 19 at the time described that moment as an unhappy time in his life

"7 years ago today I was arrested, not my finest hour. Not proud of where I was at in my life. I was hurting, unhappy, confused, angry, mislead, misunderstood and angry at god.. I also wore too much leather for someone in Miami."

Reflecting on this 2014 arrest, he went on to encourage his fans;

"All this to say God has brought me a long way. From then til now I do realize something.. God was as close to me then as he is right now. My encouragement to you is to ‘let your past be a reminder of how far god has brought you. Don’t allow shame to ruin your “today” let the forgiveness of Jesus take over and watch your life blossom into all that God has designed you to be. LOVE YOU GUYS WITH MY WHOLE HEART"

In a previous post, Bieber says he found peace in the forgiveness of Christ;