Who does He use?
The greatest "compliment" our Lord ever gave was about a woman. You see Mary Magdalene understood what was important (gold, silver, precious stones) and what was for show (wood, hay and stubble):
Luke 10: 39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:
42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Don't think for one second that because you are not assuming a "look at me" role in a "church" building somewhere that God will not use you. Quite the opposite is true according to our Lord: It is the "look at me" types that are a stench in God's nostrils.
It is the base, meek and humble that the Lord actually does use. Do not mistake fame, vainglory and the pursuit of mammon on the part of the vast majority of "preachers" these days with importance to God (all of whose names are revered by most Christian professors).
These men have missed Jesus' Teachings entirely, have their rewards already and will be least in Heaven, if there at all. Submit yourself to Luke 11: 5-13. Listening to every Word out of the mouth of God and Importunity in prayer to the Lord for the Spirit's understanding and power is head and shoulders above all "works" we will ever do down here. It stands to reason that anyone who walks with God down here, in meekness and wisdom as He instructed will reign with Him throughout the millennium.
Luke 11:5 Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
7 And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Why, because He already knows and trusts them from years of walking in the Spirit beforehand. When I am in charge, I pick the people I know best for the most important roles because this knowledge is the basis for trust. The big shots in "Christian circles" today serve mammon (in a false Jesus' Name), profiting off the merchandizing of God and are the opposite examples of what we should be as followers of Christ. Why do I say this? It is Scripturally logical to assume that men who seek names, titles, book deals for profit, have no understanding of Christ's teachings..
Those who wanted to be "greatest among us" down here will be the least in eternity. Their ministry is all about what people see and people esteem as success, minding earthly things and not Heavenly. All in direct contradiction to Christ's teachings.
Matt 23: 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, (This describes perfectly every supposed protestant "pastor" and nearly every fundamentalist Baptist preacher OUT THERE)
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Be the OPPOSITE in your life and your reward will be great in Heaven.