Friday, February 24, 2012

Tim Tebow is known for football, his faith, and “Tebowing” at the end zone. From winning the national championship for the Florida Gators, to winning the Heisman Trophy as the first sophomore, Tim Tebow has become a house hold name and role model to many. But with his success, he has faced many trials. Tebow has gone against the cultural norm by standing up for his faith in Jesus Christ, and by vowing to remain a virgin until marriage, and as a result, he has received vicious attacks from the media and the rest of society. In fact, in 2010, “The Tebow Rule” was set in place, which banned NCAA players from putting messages on their eye paint due to Tebow referencing the Bible verse John 3:16 during his games.  In his book Through My Eyes, Tebow shares his inspirational story while giving God the glory for seeing him through his hardships.

Like Tebow, many other Christians have gone to battle for the Lord. But as Tebow has testified, although he has faced spiritual warfare, his faith in Jesus Christ has helped him persevere. In the book, The Bondage Breaker, Neil Anderson explains how spiritual warfare can take it’s toll on Christ followers. Anderson gives encouraging steps on how to stay strong, stand firm and walk free with Christ. Anderson emphasizes the importance in knowing the Truth of the Bible and praying for strength and discernment in order to know when Satan is lying and deceiving.
I believe that Tim Tebow is a wonderful example of someone who is making the word of God is foundation, and as a result, he has been able to successfully combat Satan’s attacks. Christians who are aware of Satan’s influence in our culture are at a significant advantage over the enemy. Anderson states that Christian’s “have a persistent adversary, but we have an even more persistent, eternal advocate who defends us before the Father on the basis of our faith in Him.” This is based upon 1 John 2:1 which says “ My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”. So stay encouraged when you feel weak, depend on the Lord for your strength and protection against the enemy and let God be your fuel.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post! Tebow is an amazing guy with an encouraging and outgoing testimony. I did not know about the "The Tebow Rule" being enforced. That seems like an attack on pushing out beliefs away from our every day lives.
    I believe if we are on guard even during spiritual attacks then we can withstand the devil and increase in faith as a result.
    This was an interesting topic by the way.


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