Feels good to be back, so let’s dive in!
So who is this Tim Tebow guy??
I joked on Twitter the other day that one of the reasons I am probably still single is because I know more about football than some men. Honestly, I can’t help but to love the game. It’s been in my house as long as I can remember. My mom has ALWAYS been a football fan, first as a die hard Skins fan and then making that life changing transition to the almighty Ravens lol. Nonetheless, I guess the main reason I have come to love it so much is because of the passion that players have for their career and the amazing work ethic behind each successful player.
Recently, I have taken a very special liking to Broncos QB Tim Tebow for the reasons above, but mostly because of the very reason he has been criticized and taunted in the media (and not to mention across the NFL). Tebow is responsible for this craze called “Tebowing”, which one site describes as “to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.” Mostly seen after a touchdown is made, Tebow has been known to “take a knee” at the end of a winning game or big play. What intrigued me most about this guy was when I watched one of his interviews after a game a few weeks back where he CONFIDENTLY and Naturally confessed his love for Jesus Christ as his Savior and literally gave God all of the glory for his teams’ win. WHOA!
Ok, where am I going with this? Well, this kind of proclamation is not completely unheard of, as there are plenty of celebrities who seemingly thank God at the beginning of acceptance speeches or casually mention tidbits of their religious beliefs in interviews. I suppose I am most interested in the fact that while critics may tease Tebow for his deep beliefs, there is NO DENYING that he has done some pretty miraculous things with his team this season, including bringing them into the playoffs. This alone gets me excited as I understand that because of his genuine love for God, even in trivial matters such as a game of football, God blesses those who give Him glory unapologetically and publicly.
One of my favorite verses, 1 Corinthians 10:31 says “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Even more, Colossians 3:17 say “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” I could go on and on with verse after verse, but I think you get the point. His leadership lets me know that NO MATTER what I do, I am REQUIRED to confess that God is good, and Jesus is my Savior, PUBLICLY. While I am not an NFL expert, and I am certainly not qualified to analyze Tebow’s “game”, the one thing I am SURE of is this: When you rep the Kingdom, the kingdom rep’s you. For anyone who chalks all of Tebow’s success up to good luck or coincidence, my advice to you is try giving God glory in public and see how He blesses you…
Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”