God has taken away the things I used to define myself as in order to bring me to a place where who I am is defined solely by him and therefore all of my value and worth and purpose is too.

Along with losing my old identity came a loss of confidence; not knowing exactly who I was anymore or what my life would look like having God in complete control felt amazing but a little scary too. Now I feel like He is showing me that I don’t need to have any fear or anxiety about my future because he knew the plans he had for me even before I was born and whatever my future holds he is looking out for me and wants the very best for my life.

It is a peaceful thought knowing that the God of this world, the creator of the universe, cares about me and has a purpose for me in this life. Even when the odds aren’t in my favor I can rest knowing that God has complete control over every situation and if he wants something to happen he will make it happen; I don’t have to worry about taking things into my own hands and needing to get through things on my own.

I am excited to take this next step in faith with God and use it as a tangible reminder of my commitment to let Him take over my life and lead me along the path he has planned.