First let me state, this is my first fanpost. I've read Mile High Report a least three times a day for the last two years. Great comments and true fans grace this blog. I tried visiting Orangeandmane but find the one-up-manship of goofy pictures and 'witty' comments eye-rolling. Same with PFT's comments. Ugh, I don't want comedy mixed with my football. It's a little obnoxious. So, for the record, thanks for everyone's football comments...I really enjoy the best Bronco coverage on the net here!
Now to my post...
There has been a lot of discussion to the comment Wesley Woodyard made to the media about how God spoke to Tebow. I just want to address this because, as we know, it's very difficult to separate Tebow from his faith. They go hand-in-hand.
For the record I'm not a religious person. Spiritual, sure, but I don't believe that the Bible is the voice of God. Great stories. Good morals. But the amount of unrealistic embellishments make me question it. I don't think of God as a guy in the clouds. I see God as a word to describe something bigger than us. There might just be a higher plane that none of us mortals can fully understand...but we don't know for sure. None of us do. But some of us human beings on earth believe it to be the absolute truth. They have an unwavering faith. A faith shared by our starting quarterback.
The idea that God is helping Tim Tebow win football games has been mocked and considered for weeks now. His comebacks are true miracles on the football field. His play is inspiring and leaves 'know-it-all' sports pundits speechless. Saying "devine intervention" or "we can't understand it". This is all true...but is it God?
WE ALL HAVE THE ANSWERS INSIDE OF US AND WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO DO MIRACULOUS THINGS!
Tim Tebow searches RELENTLESSLY for the answers. He asks for answers to himself (i.e. praying) and in return the answers come to him. We all can do this...it just takes a dedicated commitment. Monks on mountains have received these answers. There is a commitment there. Us Westerners with our internet, TV, and distractions do not have the same focus. It's just not possible to attain here. I'm not saying Tim Tebow has the same spiritual commitment as those monks but he sure seems to give it out more than any 'celebrity' I've seen. No one in sports seems to compare to Tebow's commitment, faith, work ethic and belief in himself at this moment in time. You could name others but it's a still just a select few.
Tebow's faith gives him power, confidence and determination. That is a fuel for success. When one believes in something with every fiber of their being it WILL manifest into reality. Tebow believes, with everything he has, that he will win. As stated before...HE WILLS HIMSELF TO WIN. That is a coveted trait to have as a leader. What you believe and what you focus on will become your reality. This isn't really a debatable fact. We should all know this as a truth in our life.
God doesn't pick football games. I think we can all agree on that. But if God does exist (in the Christian sense) you better believe that He would want someone like Tebow to spread His word. Preaching from churches doesn't draw in new followers like it used to -- too much corruption...but a star QB in the NFL performing miracles on a football field is something our generation understands. Think about that for a second.
Does God talk to Tebow? I honestly don't know. I believe that Tebow opens his mind up, asks questions and receives clear answers that he hears as the defining voice of God. The answer is probably found in himself but EITHER WAY the answer is going to be the right one. If we all practiced faith as hard as Tim Tebow...maybe we would receive the clear answers too.
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vincent T. Lombardi