God's Draft Picks
"…If God is for us, who can be against us?"
-Romans 8:31 (NIV)
Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had arguably the greatest college football career of any player. He was awarded the Heisman Trophy, set a record for most touchdowns scored in a career, and he led the Gators to two BCS National Championships. Tebow’s trademark look during his college days was the eye-black strips (used by athletes to fight the sun's glare in their eyes) he wore with Bible Scripture references written on them. He was never ashamed to talk about his faith in God, which oddly caused many to question his mental toughness.
Although it's rare nowadays for star athletes, Tebow stayed in college for four full years in order to earn his degree. In the months leading to the NFL Draft, pro football scouts, coaches and reporters widely believed Tebow didn’t possess the necessary skills to make the transition to the pros. While quarterbacks Tebow and the Gators defeated in college where being projected as first-round picks, Tebow was projected to go in the third or fourth round. Some even thought that if he were to have any chance at a successful pro career, he should give up playing quarterback and try a new position.
I sat and watched the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft last week, and with the 25th pick in the first round, the Denver Broncos selected Tim Tebow to be their new quarterback. Only one quarterback was selected before him.
In all of our lives, God has predestined us for greatness. And no matter what others may say, His destiny for us cannot be denied as long as we continue to live according to His Word. People may question our ability, but God knows what we can do. Even though others may count us out and underestimate us, God sees how valuable we really are.
Today, let’s listen to His voice of truth and believe what He says about us. We are His children, and we were created for a purpose.
1. What do other people's scouting reports say about you?
2. What would God's scouting report say about you?
3. Are you willing to sign the contract (commit) with God?
1 Corinthians 9:24