Most of us are nobodies in the eyes of the world. But all of us are here for such a time as this. There was or is no other time in history for you. This time is your time. Now, you are the shining gospel light in the eyes of one or even a few. No other light will do. Only your light can do what God intends for others to see.
Insignificant you are not. Maybe you have not discovered your moment to shine, but the faithful night surely will come when you are the only light that others will see. So, don’t despair; keep your eyes on the Lord; your time will come.
You’re not through, even if your glory time is past. The eyes of others are still watching to see if you genuinely trust God. He is the one who brought you into the light for others to see. The watchers need someone to prove that God is real and can use someone like you to intervene in their lives, too.
You may never know who was watching you or telling others about you. Your faithfulness or dependence upon God can be an encouraging story for a great-grandchild or a neighbor’s child whom you may never know. One thing is for sure, if you quit, someone down the line may never be encouraged to attempt to live a life pleasing to God. They may never tell of God’s amazing grace in your life and your effect upon others.
So, if you are nobody in the eyes of the world, don’t worry. The world’s opinions don’t count. Only the God of heaven will remember your thoughts and deeds.
You may never know what others see or think about God working in you. You do not need to know. Why? It could ruin your outreach and effectiveness. That may be God’s little secret about you for now. One day, in the not-too-distant future, Jesus will say something like this to you.
“Turn around and take a good look at the people in front of you. You will recognize faces; some are in heaven because of you. Aren’t you glad you were a nobody back in the day that didn’t quit?