Sometimes we may not be able to go back to our former life and our former situations, but there will always be people who are on the lookout for you just as the father was for his son who went away. Your influence in others' lives is very dramatic, and even if you don't feel like you make a difference, you do. Remember that as you follow His guiding voice you will always be where God needs you. You may not know why at the first, but He needs you to preform His work on earth. He loves you, He wants you to be happy, and He knows how that can happen. "And he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according the thier infirmities." (Alma 7:12)
Remember, "You'll Never Walk Alone."