I pray that you know: You are a princess or a prince to the Lord Jesus Christ. Wear your crown humbly, BUT WEAR IT. You are part of the Royal family of Yeshua HaMashiach. You have been grafted in to the Vine.
"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, 'oh crap, she's up'" - on Being A Strong Woman Of Faith. For I am a warrior and I belong to God. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!
Your journey has molded you for your greater god, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.
Don't dwell on who let you down; cherish those who hold you up. Forget the people who walked by you, knowing you were wounded and watched you bleed. Be GRATEFUL for those who crawled down into the hole to be with you.