Bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need #Character

Bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need #Character


Tim Tebow is a Heisman Trophy quarterback who led the University of Florida to two national championships. He played a few seasons in the NFL, but his career did not go quite as planned. He was cut in 2012 and several comebacks did not work out. In 2016 Tebow announced his desire to become a professional baseball player despite not playing the sport since junior year in high school. He has had moderate success and has been promoted several times, now playing double AA ball for the New York Mets organization.

In the 2018 Spring Break training camp, a reporter asked Tebow if he thinks about the pressure to make his mark in baseball.  His response is something I have seldom heard from a professional athlete. Please watch.

Tebow’s Response: “At the end of the day, I know that’s not why I am here. It’s not my biggest purpose. It’s not my biggest calling. It’s now how I want to be known in my life. It’s not as a football player or a baseball player… I want my life to be so much more than that. I want to be known as someone who brought faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That is something that is a life calling for me and it’s so much bigger than sports.” 

Joe’s Perspective: Tim Tebow is a Christian and his beliefs guide his life. He is not driven by fame or success. It’s never about him. His life calling is to help others. He has started several foundations. Not only does he raise money, but he devotes his time. He flies to third-world countries to offer his help. Whether you are a religious person or not, we should look to him as a positive role model. In my opinion, Tim Tebow should be applauded from the highest mountain with a megaphone.

Your Turn: Everyone is always asking young people what they want to do when they grow up. My question is, do you have a greater life purpose or calling? If so, what is it? If not, why not?

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  1. Yes I do, I want to be a teacher and I know I can impact people more if I try my best compared to if I didn’t try, I want to known a a great person

  2. I have a greater life purpose calling. It’s to make my voice heard. I want other to hear what someone who is younger and not knowing of how life can be and how it can affect others. I want others to understand the difference they can make no matter how rich or poor they may be

  3. Yes, above anything else in your life, the purpose we serve is to help others. People will remember you for what you did for others before what you did for yourself.

  4. i do not quite know that I want to do when I grow up but I know that I want to help people. hopefully in the medical field but it will still have an impact on people

  5. I want to find a cure to cancer. To see people die everyday from something incurable and for people to be given a certain time to live is not okay to just watch happen.

  6. yes i do, i want to positively effect people on my team and possibly people i could coach in the future by being more than just a good coach but also a good mentor and person

  7. Yes my life purpose is go out and to help those who need are in need and are unable to help themselves. It’s all about putting others needs before your needs.

  8. I feel that I do have a greater life purpose. about all else i want to care for people. I want to be the person that changes someones life from bad to good. I want to be the person to change someone’s mentality from “ I can’t do this, I’m gonna just give up.” to “ I will fight until I win” there are so many people who have done that for me. like coaches, doctors, family etc. I want to go out in the world somewhere and do what all those people did for me. I want to change someone’s life.