Very true. Sometimes it's to change something in us or to make us stronger. Other times, it's to remove people and/or things from our lives that are keeping us from God's best. You can't grow dragging around negative and dysfunctional baggage. Let it go.
In your quiet moments, what do you think about? How far you’ve come, or how far you have to go? Your strengths, or your weaknesses? The best that might happen, or the worst that might come to be? In your quiet moments, pay attention to your thoughts. Because maybe, just maybe, the only thing that needs to shift in order for you to experience more happiness, more love, and more vitality, is your way of thinking. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/06/08/60-quotes-change-the-way-you-think/