Identity and worth go hand-in-hand. Because there was no man in my life and I did not feel like I was attractive physically, my identity and worth were in my achievements and intelligence. When I did not measure up in these areas either, I became depressed and anxious. At this time in my life, I did not trust Jesus to fill all the voids in my life, and I certainly didn’t see myself as valuable in His eyes. I had been rejected too many times—what if Jesus rejected me? I felt like I had to prove my worth to God and others, but every time I tried, there was failure. Finally, at my wit’s end, I surrendered my life to Jesus. I was tired of the struggle of being good enough. When I realized God’s Word was true, and that Jesus loved me with an everlasting love, I gave Him my life completely. With my identity in Christ alone, I am free from bondage of people’s and my own self-imposed expectations. Jesus accepts me as I am and gently molds me to be more like Him.