You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 (ESV)
I was watching an interview with Tim Allen. He was talking about this life and the dark places he went through and how God is a big part of who he is. He calls God "The Builder." How appropriate.
Whether we have walked through something dark and life altering or we are just walking......God is always growing us. He started with forming us (Jeremiah 1:5) and continues with his plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) all the way to the end and he will not stop until Jesus comes (Philippians 1:6).
God is always working. He is growing us, building us to be his people. A people that will follow him no matter what the cost. We each have a specific role to play in his neighborhood. Each of us is designed, shaped and polished to be exactly the piece that is needed to fit in his plan.
I agree with Tim Allen. God is "The Builder." I am excited to see what I turn out to be.