“First you are humbled. Then, you get clear. Once you get clear about who you are, what you do, and what you are being called to do, you become powerful. As you sort through the pieces of your life story, as you sift through the rubble of what is left, your character becomes stronger. You are propelled into a higher level of responsibility for yourself, into a deeper appreciation for all of the pieces of your life, and into a deeper level of accountability to God. I was afraid of what that much responsibility would require of me. Fear will make you resistant, rebellious, defiant, and disobedient.”

Iyanla Vanzant, ‘Peace From Broken Pieces’