For much of the game Sunday afternoon, Tim Tebow struggled with throwing the ball. If you’re an NFL fan or fan of football, you probably know what I’m talking about. Tim Tebow, the starter for the 1-4 Denver Broncos was getting his first start of the season and it looked like a mess.
For the first 55 minutes of the game, he only completed 4 passes and was sacked at least 5 times. For most analysts and NFL junkies he didn’t even look like an NFL quarterback.
Lo and behold, with less than 5 minutes to go in the game, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos came back from a 15-0 deficit to beat the Miami Dolphins, 18-15, in overtime with a field goal. According to the Denver Post, no other team has come back from a that big of a deficit with so little time since the 1970, AFL-NFL merger.
How did it happen?
How did Tebow go from 3-11 to13-27 in passing with two touchdown passes and a two-point conversion?
The Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow kept believing they could win. What I love about this story is not just the amount of faith, talent, or execution of plays that won the game, but the fact that God was telling a story…
Isn’t that what life is about? We don’t always play our best game, complete every pass, run the game plan flawlessly. More often than not, we end up down 15-0, struggling, and wondering how in the world are we going to make it.
Tebow’s story is a story of redemption. It is yet to be known whether he will make it in the NFL as a quarterback, but one thing is certain. On that sunny Sunday afternoon in Miami, Jesus was telling us a story of staying in hope, believing, and giving everything you’ve got.
I believe in your success, just like Tebow’s. When God sees you, He sees the potential that is within. You may not have the physical prowess or athletic capability of Tim Tebow, but as a son or daughter of God, you have what it takes to overcome any deficit, to live life with honor, and to always come out on top – no matter what the score in the end is.
Jesus has already won the Super Bowl of life, all we gotta do is play our hearts out…
Thanks Tim for inspiring me to go after life with everything I’ve got…