We can take this all the way back to his earlier days playing for the University of Florida. This young mans walk and actions have always brought about much discussion. He seems to have really brought forth an awareness of God and his presence that I believe the people of this day have yet to see. People love to devour the guy. They want to shut him up and shut him down. But do you think he is phased? No. And here's why, it's not about Tebow. It's not even about Football. Its about God. The media has it wrong. Its not Tebow time, its God time! You can't shut God down.
We are called to be Salt and Light in the World. Our Creator is looking and patiently waiting for a people that will take a stand and live out His purpose in this dirty, mucky, sin filled world. Willing to do whatever it takes to further His Kingdom and bring Glory and Honor to Him.
Sometimes when we choose to live out loud for GOD, people tend to look at us like we have lost it. You must be crazy because that is not the way the world does things. Well for me, I couldn't care less what the world does. His ways are not of the world. So naturally when we go a different way, the path less traveled, they take notice. I don't live to please this world. I live to please God. When we go Gods way and live out loud for him, there's a good chance we will come up against opposition. Just as this young man has. Notice though, he has remained ever so humble in the face of all the judgments, criticism and just plain hate thrown his way.
John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you."
When people come up against you for choosing to stand up for Christ, they aren't really coming up against you, they are opposing Him. Because if we live for Him and follow the steps He has laid out for us, then He is in us. And if they hate us, then they hate that which is in us, Him. God is LOVE. He is for LOVE. Not hate. I pray that more and more people would have the courage to take a stand for Christ. It doesn't matter if you play Pro Ball, if you're a Ceo, teacher, or an average joe. People are watching. Someone is watching. He wants to use you wherever you are, what ever your platform may be. If it furthers His kingdom, then count me in!