You were made to be you.
For a long time I thought God would only want me if I was some sort of religious person, someone I was not.
You will be a lot happier being the best you you can be than the best someone you were never made to be.
If you are struggling in life one of the reason(s) you may be struggling is you may have imagined you need to be someone you are not. You were never made to be someone you were never made to be.
Often we can try to improve our lot in life via external means. This can include getting a good looking resume, getting an education, dressing in a certain manner, speaking in a certain manner, etc however the focus on external means may actually be counterproductive and end up leading you to be someone you are not. The prioritization of personal development over what you do externally can be more productive.
Currently you are at varying levels of success in the dream or purpose that is truly who you are. Any time, effort, money etc spent by you outside of the dream or purpose that is truly you may end up being wasted. The misplaced time, effort and money etc can result in a rather large opportunity cost.
The ability to completely walk in the dream or purpose that is truly you comes about when you are free from what has kept you spending time, effort and money etc, in other pursuits. Not having what you think you need can keep you from being who you are.
God from his heart willingly wants you to be all He made you to be. God wants you to be you, not someone He never made you to be. When you know (know in your heart) God, I believe you will be a lot more able to know that God willingly wants to provide what you need to be all He made you to be. So one of the ways to help you be who you are is to help you know God in your heart .
Once you start to trust God, there is nothing that can prevent the dream or purpose that is truly you from coming to pass. No lack of ability, no lack of money, no criminal record, no lack of a degree, no lack of a family, nothing can come between you and the dream and purpose that is truly who you are. You cannot be anyone else neither can anyone else be you.
The dream or purpose that is truly uniquely you is known as your heart's desire.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires.Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: