Are You a Nobody?

No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary . . .”
– I Corinthians 12:22

Chuck Swindoll gives us this quiz:

1. Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?
2. Who visited Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?
3. Who was the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy Graham for over twenty years?
4. Who refreshed the apostle Paul in a Roman dungeon as he wrote his last letter to Timothy?
5. Who helped Charles Wesley get underway as a composer of hymns?
6. Who followed Hudson Taylor and gave the China Inland Mission its remarkable direction?
7. Who were the parents of the godly and gifted prophet Daniel?

Did you know any of those answers? Half of them? Two?

Some folks will say, “I don’t need to know that “trivia.” But, think about it for a moment. Had it not been for those “unknown” people – those “nobodies” – a huge chunk of church history would be missing, and a lot of lives would have been untouched.

 While these folks’ names may not be prominent, the role they played was major. These ”Nobodies” played a vital role in the lives of some very famous “somebodies”.  They served God quietly, but faithfully.

So, if you’re not famous, don’t make the mistake of thinking you are unnecessary.

If it weren’t for “nobodies,” we wouldn’t have “somebodies,” and the work for God’s Kingdom would be less for it.  

As Swindoll says, “God chooses carefully. And when He has selected you for a role, He does not consider you a nobody. Be encouraged!”

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