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Tim Tebow and Living for God January 31, 2012

Posted by occhristiancounseling in Dr. Curtis Lehmann, Stories.

by Dr. Curtis Lehmann

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably heard about Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He has been a polarizing figure because of his forthcoming and conspicuous admission of his faith in Jesus Christ. Some have complimented his public displays of faith, while others, even Christians, have insulted and demeaned him for the same reason. Although his season has come to an end, I thought it would be fun to share what I think are some of Tim Tebow’s best attributes.

  1. Tim plays for an Audience of One. He places the approval of God above the approval of others. When criticized for his passing ability, he has remained committed to playing the best that he is capable, rather than becoming either offended or discouraged.
  2. Tim uses his gifts to bring glory to God. He views his football ability as a gift from God that grants him a platform to share about the love of God. His attitude sets him apart from players who attribute their success only to their hard work or special abilities and allows him to be thankful regardless of his success on the field.
  3. He is committed to service. Tebow invites a child with special needs or life-threatening illness to every game and makes them feel special and valued.
  4. Tim invites God into his workspace. Many people leave God at church or home when they head for work, forgetting about faith and “focusing” on their work. Tebow does not separate God from his job as a football player but instead looks for ways that God is present on the football field and where he can serve Him.

Although Tim Tebow can be a controversial figure, I am sure that we can applaud him for these Godly traits and root for him, even if you are not a fan of the Broncos, to have a positive effect on the lives of others.



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