In a society where we put an emphasis on the opinions of others, Tim Tebow reminds us of where our priorities should lie.
The ESPN/SEC sports commentator took to social media to share his thoughts on pleasing others, stating that his life changed for the better when he stopped caring about pleasing others and decided to focus on God.
The former NFL player took to Instagram to encourage his fans to look at the bigger picture, stating: “Growing up, I always wanted people to like me. I was what you would call a people pleaser. Today, while I still strive to do good things for others as we all should, I’ve come to realize that our main audience in life isn’t other people. It’s God. Be motivated not by what other people think about you but by what God thinks about you!”
“I want to stand up for what’s right. I want to stand up for good things. I want to stand up for Jesus. I want to stand up for life. I want to stand up for all these good things. But I hate when people say bad things about me,” Tebow said.
“And then a lot of times, you’ll say, ‘But that’s not even true what they say.’ And it will consume you, and if we let it, critics will consume us. And then, if we let it, will let critics change our decisions: ‘I’m not going to do this because I’m afraid of what they’re going to say.’ And so we change what we’re going to do, and we let them define our life. We can’t give them the right to define your life.”
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Tebow’s words of wisdom can help any Christian worried about what others think about them or being liked. At the end of the day, God’s opinion is the only one that matters.
For more guidance, Tebow’s “Mission Possible” devotional is available to help you on your journey to live a Christ-centered life.