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A Real Soldier
by Denise Isaac
01/13/12
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I never knew who Tim Tebow was but the publicity had gotten so out of hand with comments well and bad, which it came across one of my twitter page, so I had to see who he was. Finally to my surprise I see a young Christian ballplayer born in the Philippines, which honored, reverenced and recognized the God that allowed him the opportunity of being chose as quarterback on his team, his various accomplishments, along with being able to play and score the way he does and without severe injury.

You would think that everyone would applaud him for such attributes seeing the way our young men are going in the wrong direction today. Either we want the thugs, violence, murderers, and the likes to prevail or we are going to stop the complaining and get with the program.

There is a tenacity that he has which could only come from knowing the Almighty God in such a time as this. He perseveres despite of the pressure that he gets from the fans, the media, team, and his own personal life but yet he has not allowed an ounce of it to deter him from what he believes to be right and good for him. He shows a quality of leadership that is unprecedented and warranted in a young person today.

Many of our youth today depends on stroking, compromising, back patting and a lot of pushing to go forward or accomplish what is needed for their lives. How can you deny the fact that this young man is helping to shape our youth and society, through Christian practices that apparently works?

I truly admire this young man for many reasons, even some adults would have succumbed to the pressure of the masses and allowed the negativity to permeate their soul to humiliation and embarrassment, to later quit. He has come to realize the power of prayer, trusting a God who has never failed him, and since being a good soldier who understands enduring hardness and unfairness (2 Tim. 2:3).

It is a chose that he made and people must learn to respect a personís belief, especially if it helps in the well being of the person or our society. Our youth and adults need positive role models and especially those who are consistent and persistent in character of good qualities.

For anyone to condemn Ted for his actions, are those who do not understand commitment, sincerity and the devotion of oneís beliefs or lifestyle. It is great to know that there is a person who understands those principals, for I truly thought all were lost or obscure in our society. I am not painting Ted as some martyr or great super wonder but one who has taken on a characteristic that definitely clears the air of his weakness in character.

He not only believes in his God but he also believes in his team and self. There is a great demand to believe and to believe in you is a blessing. I pray that he continues forward on the field, as well as in his life, taking on the challenges ahead with his determination to succeed, while leaving the haters, foolishness, naysayers and negativity where it belongs, behind him or under his feet.


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