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.
People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee OK I like the quote but sadly had an english teacher make me hate this book that I did like when I first read it