“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
Tim Tebow embodies the trait of never seeming to be afraid.
He’s not afraid to make guarantees like he did at Florida when, following a 31-30 upset loss to Mississippi on Sept. 27, 2008, he promised that no one would work harder than him or the team the rest of that season. The Gators didn’t lose again that season and won the national championship.
He’s not afraid to give up his dream of playing in the NFL. After leading the Denver Broncos to the playoffs, he was traded to the N.Y. Jets, served in a backup role where he rarely saw the field, was released on April 29, 2013, picked up by the New England Patriots on June 10, 2013, and released again on Aug. 31, 2013. Despite all of that, he said this the day he was cut: “I will remain in relent- less pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback.” Less than two years later, on April 20, 2015, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite all of the very public setbacks that Tebow faced, he still wasn’t afraid to talk about his goals or pursue his dream.
Living unafraid looks like that. Despite setbacks, despite difficulties, despite tragedy, despite humiliation, we should strive to move forward and be fearless. Because God is our strength and is on our side, why should we be afraid of anything?
By Brett Honeycutt
Brett Honeycutt is the managing editor of Sports Spectrum. This devotional was taken from Sports Spectrum’s latest Training Table, a 13-week devotional published in each print issue. Log in HERE to view the Summer 2015 print issue of Sports Spectrum or access the Summer 2015 Training Table.