The Tebow Platform

In Tim Tebow’s autobiography, “Through My Eyes,”For as long as I can remember, this was instilled in me: to have fun, love Jesus and others, and tell them about Him.” If you have given Tebow a moment of your attention you will see that he is living up to these principles in his life. He is having a blast and pointing people to Jesus on and off the field.

You do not have to be a Broncos fan to be a Tebow fan nor would you have to be a follower of Jesus to appreciate Tim Tebow’s work ethic. His contribution as starting quarterback cannot be argued. His dedication to Jesus may not be cared for by some but He is consistent.

For example, former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer told KGME-AM in Phoenix this week: “I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him. I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ, then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that. I just would rather not have to hear that every time he takes a good snap or makes a good hand-off.”

To which Tebow replies, “a man needn’t express his love for his wife only on their wedding day, but all the time. That’s the way he feels about his relationship with his Lord…That’s the thing about my faith: It’s not just something that happens when you’re at church or happens when you’re praying or reading the Scripture. It’s a part of who you are, as a person, as a player, in your life and everything, and it should be who you are because you’re not just a Christian or a believer at church. That’s who you are everywhere and it shouldn’t matter what situation or what setting you are in. Hopefully, you’re the same guy everywhere.”

There are many books, articles, and websites that can tell you more about the the person, player, and passion of Tim Tebow. I would like to draw your attention to something that is common to all of us. You and I are may not (and I mean by that are not) be NFL football players. We may not have daily tv interviews. We may not have people buying our autobiographies but we do have influence.

Our influence may come in various doses but never the less all of us have some measure of it. How are you using the platform of your God given influence that is given to you? Could it be said of you that people hear of Jesus in the dynamic equivalent of you every “snap and hand off”?

Tim Tebow has given his life over to Jesus which means that in every situation He is looking to draw attention to our Him. Think about this tomorrow when there is a lull in conversation in the break room, when you have the opportunity to respond to the boss in front of your colleagues, and when you have a choose to make an easy choice and the right choice.

All of us have different platforms. Some seat higher than others with a larger audience but all of them as Christians should be given to Christ to use for His glory.

About the author

Trent serves as an Associate Pastor at Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. He writes, speaks, and helps lead events that encourage people to "pioneer" in the work of sending.

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