This morning, Tim Tebow spoke on KLOVE radio regarding his upcoming event “Night to Shine” that celebrates special needs. This takes place in 7 countries, including the United States, in which 48 states participate.
Students with special needs come to this event all dressed up, sometimes with a date, mostly with their parents, and they get to dance and have fun and enjoy prom, because odds are good that they wouldn’t get to do it in real life. For one night, these young men and women get to be princes and princesses.
First things first, God bless you, Tim Tebow, and your willingness to use your fame and worldwide recognition to spread the message about the uniqueness of special needs and using these opportunities to give those with special needs something they might never have.
Secondly, Tim has amazing things to say regarding trusting God with your life, and I have to say that it was definitely something I needed to hear this morning, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the KLOVE Morning Show crew, one of the hosts, Kankelfritz, has a 12 year old daughter who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheel chair.
I can imagine that this causes a lot of issues, especially in the realm of trusting God, because we don’t know what our lives are going to hold, and then, in the case of Kankelfritz, he got thrown a huge curve ball that changed everything.
Kankelfritz asked Tim Tebow what a person should do in those circumstances when things aren’t going the way we would like them to go, and Tim’s response was simply amazing.
I don’t have it word for word, so I’m going to paraphrase it the best I can, and I hope and pray that I don’t do any injustice to Tim Tebow.
We as Christians have the tendency to say that God has a plan for our lives, which is true, and that we are trusting God for what our lives currently hold and what they are going to hold. We are trusting that God’s plan for our life is better than any plan we could ever hold.
If we truly trust God, then we have absolutely no right to say, “I wish my life was like this,” or, “I wish that was happening instead of this,” or, “I wish my life was in this place rather than the place it’s in right now.” When we give our lives to God, we completely surrender that right.
So, what do we do when we start to doubt our lives and the direction our lives are going?
We take all that doubt and we give it to God. We say to God, “I may not like where my life is right now, and I have my own plans for my life and I have my own images of how I want my life to look, but God, You have a better plan for me. I am going to give all my doubts and fears to You and trust Your plan for my life, because whatever You have planned for my life is definitely better that anything I could ever plan for myself.”
Tim Tebow, thank you for your amazing witness to what God can and will do in our lives if we simply trust Him.
You are an inspiration to all those who are coming up in the ranks of the NFL and for those who want to make a difference in the world.
May God bless you as you continue to do the amazing work that you do.