I believe that nothing is wasted.
I believe that there is not a moment in my life that will not ultimately be gathered up by my good Lord Jesus and made part of a whole. I believe that every minute of every day - the good times, the bad times, and the thoroughly mundane times - will be collected up by him. Like a mosaic, he will arrange the broken fragments of life, light and dark, large piece and small, and one day I will stand before him and see myself as he sees me. And in that day I will know - what it was all about. I will be able to look at that mosaic and say 'so that is who I am! I never knew myself before'. And the glory of it will be that in every detail of that mosaic I will see not only myself but him.
I believe that there is not a single life that is wasted, but all of us are contributing something unique to the wider tapestry of God's story. I believe that everyone - yes, even the wicked - is contributing to that great artwork which we call history, and which God calls redemption. Each of us, whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, will show the glory of Christ.
I believe it.