God loves to use average people.  If He were a coach, He wouldn’t rely on the team’s superstar to get the job done.  A record of historical scriptures displays ordinary nobodies God specifically went after.  People you and I would never chose.

David was left by his father to tend the sheep as Samuel came looking for a new King to replace Saul.

Nehemiah was the cupbearer to the king.  He basically spent his life sipping wine never knowing which cup would be his last.

Mary, the Lord’s mother, was a common girl in a common town with one of the most common names.  Estimates are that about 60% of Jewish women in the 1st Century were named “Mary.”

Are you average?  Wonderful!  God loves to play the averages!

D. L. Moody said, “If this world is going to be reached, I am convinced that it must be done by men and women of average talent.” Moody was a man who shocked the United States alive for Christ.  Having started out selling shoes, he entered the ministry, and would leave behind an institution of higher learning that bears his name.  The kicker being Moody himself only achieved a 5th grade level education.

You don’t need to be a superstar to be used mightily for God.

In leadership, this is so essential to grasp.  How many Peters and Johns have we passed over just because they smelled like fish when they first started coming to church?  How many Mary Magdalenes are waiting for someone to just welcome them into the fold?

Play the averages.

You may end up shocking the world.