Every great coach knows that a championship culture isn’t built on one coach or one player. Not even the greatest coach or greatest player can win singlehandedly. It takes everyone, the stars, the nobodies, and everyone in between.

The 1927 Yankees don’t win, of course, without Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But they also aren’t “Murderer’s Row” without the guys history has forgotten.

Likewise, the Big Red Machine of the 1970s depended not only on Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Johnny Bench, but also on Cesar Geronimo, Rawley Eastwick, and Clay Carrol.

At every level, it doesn’t take just a couple of stars to build a dynasty. It takes everyone.

Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus Christ includes people you might have heard of, such as Abraham and King David. Lesser known people are also included, however. It’s doubtful you’ve heard many sermons on Astor or Matthan.

The point? God doesn’t care if you’re a big name or a nobody. He doesn’t need you to be a star and doesn’t overlook you if you’re nothing. He uses people we might otherwise overlook to do the work he wants to happen on earth.

Become a nobody trying to help everybody see the somebody who will transform anybody.

Lord Jesus, take this life that you’ve given me, mold it and shape it into your image, and use me for your glory.