While we often put Christian celebrities on a pedestal, Tim Tebow is living proof that they have their fair share of vices too.
High-profile celebs aren’t immune to the pressures of this world, human suffering or struggles of the faith. However, in a recent interview with Larry King Now, Tebow shares how those struggles are designed to make us stronger.
As stated in Romans 5:3-5, “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Tebow admits he has highs and lows in his faith journey and he is tested with trials and temptations like the rest of us—but he believes exercising his faith is the key to strengthening his relationship with Christ.
“I really believe faith is like a muscle, and the more you work it, the stronger it grows,” he said. “Sometimes you might strain that muscle too and take a step back, and you have to get it stronger again.”
“I think that happens in [every] journey,” Tebow added. “You’re not always strong, you’re not always in the right position. You take highs and lows in that just like in anything else.”
He also briefly discussed God’s plan for his future in football in a powerful quote that we can all translate into our own lives.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future,” he said. “That’s a quote I’ve said since I was probably 18 years old and a freshman in college, and it’s one of my favorites because He has a better plan than I do, and I’m grateful for that.”
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See more from the beginnings of Tebow’s faith journey as well as how he responds to temptation in the interview below: