You have reached a point in your life that when you awake in the mornings and before you go to bed at night you question the person in the mirror...who are you and what are you doing? Stress and the rigors of everyday life brings about a change in an individual; it forces them to stop trying to change everything around them and start changing the one thing they can-themselves.
You can change your clothes but that does not change you; you can change you hair color but that does not change you; you can change everything on the outside, the visual person, but that still does not change you. Why? Because to change the real you it has to be from the inside out and not the outside in. The you referred to here is the real you, not the superficial you; not the you that is made by what people think about you, what people say about you, nor what you put on yourself. It is the very essence of your being that makes you who you are because the perception of who others say you are does not constitute who you are, but it is who you determine yourself to be through the relationship and knowledge of the One who created you that defines who you are.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made from the finest of the particulates. You were a time consuming creation considering that everything was spoken into being except for you. Have you ever tried to make something from dust, not dirt, but dust? Try and see if it can be done. So if God took time to make you, form you, shape you, breathe into you the breath of life, then don't you have a purpose to serve other than to be the punching bag or garbage can everyone constantly beat down with discouragement or throw their slanderous statements into. You and only you can determine your success or failure and only your failures can help you succeed.
Three phrases I have learned to use everyday whether it is in the morning or at night, they are: I can, I will, and I shall. These phrases were not derived by me but are utilized by a relative. She hangs them on her mirror. Try it and supply whatever you determine what you can........, what you will......., and what you shall.....You don't have to be what someone said you were to be but seek your purpose and be what God told you to be and fulfil your purpose; walk into your destiny!
I Can Make It