Attitude and Determination
I love College Football. It's exciting. It's colorful. It's so full of energy and life. Our youngest daughter graduated from Oklahoma University in 2000 (their National Championship year) so that has given us a team to follow and feel a part of. While this was not one of their better years, we still enjoy cheering for "our Sooners" and watching what is going on in the ever-changing world of college football.
There are a number of high profile student/athletes who have used their huge Saturday TV stage as a witness for their Christianity. Tim Tebow of Florida and Colt McCoy of Texas are two great role models who have captured the most attention.
When Tim Tebow had "John 3:16" painted under his eyes during one of Florida's big games, "John 3:16" became the number one Google Search on that particular Saturday.
Think about that. Because of Tim Tebow's devotion to the Lord and his commitment to witnessing, thousands of people may have read this verse of scripture for the first time...
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
When Tim and Colt step onto that football field they have a winner's attitude. Not only do they want to win in their chosen sport, they want to win for a much larger purpose. They are talented athletes doing great things.
In TODAY MATTERS, John Maxwell says, "On the other hand, even barely average people can do great things when their attitudes are great. In THE WINNER'S EDGE, Denis Waitley observed, 'The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can't buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale.'"