"For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son..." Romans 8:29a esv
God has one ultimate goal for you. And that is to shape and mold you into the image of His Son, Jesus. When we first get saved we are a large lump of raw material. It contains great potential, but little value. When a potter molds clay some sections have to be removed, others reshaped, and so on. As vessels of the Master, He sometimes removes desires and people out of our lives. He sometimes puts us through things to change the way we think and behave.
Often times what God puts us through hurts. But the prize is worth the pain! There is something in this world that no one can do quite like you. Why? Because God has ordained it for you. But you have to be prepared for His work. Every strain, every struggle, every tear should be leading you to lean more and more on Christ. And as your spirit matures along with your mindset and actions, you will walk into that perfect plan the Lord has just for you. The prize is worth the pain.