Yes I said it...
I expect a strong outcry against this post but so be it.
Look as it might have been seen based on his outward expression of love for Jesus Christ, his success on the field (which includes his younger years all the way up to what he does in the NFL) is not based just on his spiritual focus but has also been implimented through other means.
I am a very strong fan of Tim Tebow since he has entered the Florida Gator scene. I have loved his passion for the game of football as well as his love for our God. He is a special person.
I find it quite interesting how many Christians think that what Tebow is doing on the football field is 100% directly related to his relationship with Jesus and involves nothing else. That God gave him the formula of success in everything he does. While this is correct in some ways the one area that needs to be addressed in the %. I would say his love for Christ and his relationship with him equals 50% of the formula.
While most Christians including myself believe that you can't go wrong by having a relationship with Jesus and it definetly won't hurt you in whatever actions you do there is that additional 50% we have to account for. Where does that other 50% come from? Well lets see...
I will use Tebow as an example since he is the topic of conversation for this post. Tebow is a NFL player. Lets rewind to his younger years to see how he got to the NFL level. In order to achieve your goal you must do one thing: Prepare
Now Prepare can come in many forms, however it still comes down to that one word. You must prepare if you want to achieve your ultimate goal and in this case for Tebow is to succeed in the NFL. He hasn't been able to succeed without preparing first. Success doesn't get handed to you on a silver platter. He has spent years preparing to succeed at the different levels of football and in order to win he must push himself 110% in everything he does.
So in a nutshell, Tebow's Faith (50%) + his job at Preparing (50%) will = 100% Focus on everything he attempts to do so he will have the best chance to succeed. We all know we aren't perfect so there will be times where Tebow will fail and he knows that but because of his 100% Focus he will be able to redirect his efforts back to the path that leads to success. I believe that because of Tebow's mindset of excellence which includes both following Jesus and preparing for the NFL tasks at hand, he will have nothing but success on whatever team he plays for, which in this case I hope is Denver.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I encourage your comments (positive or negative) so I can see everyone's feelings on this. Take care everyone and have a great day.