Watching Sunday’s playoff game of the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Denver Broncos was exciting, nerve-wracking, inspiring, emotional, and in the end downright amazing.
I have to admit: I thought the Broncos would lose. I was pacing my living room after the Steelers tied it. After every snap Roethlisberger took, I’d yell, “Get him!” at the TV. My kids thought I was nuts.
I thought we’d lose in overtime especially if we didn’t win the coin toss. But luckily we did win and the rest is history.
Or is it His Story?
As a Christian, you can’t help but root for Tim Tebow. The man is downright refreshing. Someone who seemingly has it all together (as all together as a human can be). He’s passionate, talented, authentic, and enjoyable to watch. He loves Jesus, is the first to say so, and is unapologetic about it. How many of us can say this?
He is something I aspire to as a mother for we all know how and why Tim is like he is: God and his family. His mother and father instilled in him God’s love and it radiates off of him as bright as the morning Sun after a rainy day.
He is a role model for my kids: how I want them to behave, act, and believe. To not bow to the pressures of this world. To stand firm in your beliefs when countless others tell you you are wrong. To follow your heart and your God no matter the consequences.
He gets down on one knee and prays “even if everyone around you is doing something different”, now known as “Tebowing”, a term invented by a die-hard Broncos fan who now runs a website with pictures of people Tebowing all over the world and sells T-shirts (of which I am eagerly awaiting mine!).
In this world where we are bombarded daily with negativity, immoral values being legitimized, and God marginalized by a secular society, I will take Tim stories any day.
He runs a foundation, granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, partnering to build a Children’s Hospital in the Philippines, and much more.
He is doing God’s work and I wish I’d see more of this in the news and all around me. Tim has been placed by God in this position in this moment for a purpose. And I believe He is succeeding in God’s purpose. Wildly and powerfully so.
Last year’s Super Bowl was the most watched program in the world, garnering 106 million viewers all over the world. Can you imagine what Tim’s impact would be if the Broncos made it to the Super Bowl?
Incalculable, I’d bet.
Seeing someone who so has a heart for God, who’s following his passion in life, and giving God all the credit I believe could be a catalyst for millions of those who are struggling without God to turn to Him.
This is my prayer. That God would continue to use Tim for His purpose. That the Broncos do make the Super Bowl (this is selfish as I’m a Broncos fan!). And that Tim has an amazing career in the NFL for years to come. That he continues to inspire countless others to live for God.
He inspires me.
I pray he inspires you.