Despite achieving fame as an NFL star, baseball player, author, and broadcaster, Tim Tebow has maintained his faith, modesty, and authenticity.
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In a recent interview with CBN’s Faithwire, Tebow, who just released a new devotional titled “Mission Possible One-Year Devotional: 365 Days of Inspiration for Pursuing Your God-Given Purpose,” explained the importance of humbleness and unpretentiousness.
“Understanding the Gospel, I think, really does humble us because we didn’t do anything to earn it,” he said. “We don’t deserve it. I don’t deserve it. For by Grace, we have been saved through faith. It is not of our works so that we can’t boast.”
Tebow said it’s not about “how good we are” but that it’s “about how perfect Jesus is.” Understanding this reality, the athlete said, changes everything.
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“It’s not about how good we are. It’s about how perfect Jesus is,” he said. ‘And so I think when you understand the gravity and the severity of the Gospel, there’s nothing that we get to brag about.”
Tebow said the deeper one goes into Scripture, the more he or she realizes Jesus’ profound love for humanity. It’s a love with the power to humble those who fully comprehend it — especially when contemplating what Christ willingly sacrificed for humanity.
“God loved us enough to send his son on a rescue mission for us and has offered us this free gift by Grace and Grace alone,” he said. “And that is humbling, and when we think that we did something for it, we just missed the mark.”
Tebow also said he wants to be the kind of person who points others toward Christ rather than seeking fame for himself.
“If they look at me, I promise I’ll let them down, but if they look at Jesus, He’ll never let them down, period,” he said.
Tebow said he’s hoping his new devotional “Mission Possible” has the same impact — pointing people toward Jesus. In addition to encouraging Christians in their faith, he hopes to attract new followers to the reality of the Lord’s love.
“I want the impact to be that, if they don’t know Jesus, that they know how much Jesus loves them and that one day maybe they say ‘yes’ to believing that Jesus loves them enough to go to the cross for them,” he said. “And they believe what he did on the cross … counted for them.”
Read more about what Tebow had to say here.
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