John Shoucair: What Tim Tebow showed us


Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 12:59 p.m.

Let’s talk about Tim Tebow, but first, take a trip to basket ball land. John Wooden undoubtedly holds the title of the most successful coach in American college sports history. Wooden won 10 NCAA national championships in 12 years, had an 88 game winning streak and four perfect seasons. Incredibly, Wooden always proclaimed that it was not about winning! His most

important credo: “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”

I think Tim Tebow knows that God doesn’t decide football games. Tim prays for the peace to make the best of which he is capable. Prayer and meditation can put the mind in a relaxed state, or as the sports commentators say “to be cool under pressure.” The famous 2007 Tebow pledge after the Ole Miss loss includes “I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this”. As Emerson said “We acquire the strength we have overcome.”

Tebow has shown us that prayer can help us become the best of which we are capable, whether we win or lose.

John Shoucair,

Gainesville

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