Tim Tebow Declares His Relationship with Jesus Christ as 'Most Important' in Life
By Lily Garcia - Crossmap On August 21, 2012
Tim Tebow, New York Jets’ backup quarterback, says that football isn’t number one in his life.
"It's pretty easy for me to say that the most important thing in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ, followed by my relationship
with family. And football's later on down the line," Tebow told Robin Roberts of Good Morning America in an one-on-one interview.
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Tebow, 25, traded from the Denver Broncos last month to the New York Jets, openly prays on his knees at the end of every game, a pose now given the name of “Tebow-ing.”
However, the Christian Athlete openly admits that keeping his faith first isn’t always easy.
"There's football, wanting to get in an extra workout, wanting to go to an extra meeting.That's when your priorities get jumbled, maybe for
an hour, maybe for a day, maybe for a week or maybe for a year," the Christian athlete told the Washington Post. "I don't want that to
happen to me. It's a constant battle. It's non-stop."
However, Tebow has a prayer partner to keep him grounded and focused on his faith.
"He's someone I pray with. He'll ask me: 'Hey, did you get in the Word today? Were you praying today,'" Tebow said. "I have him because I
need someone who is always investing in me, you know? That's why it's always good to have people around you who hold you accountable."
He admires that his prayer partner, who’s name Tebow wants to keep confidential, is always honest to him.
"My friend doesn't tell me what I want to hear. He tells me what I need to hear, and that's important," Tebow said, according to the
Washington Post. "You don't ever want to become complacent. That's very easy to do because life gets in the way."
Above everything, the Christian athlete wants to be a great role model. He regularly brings sick children to his games through his
foundation, wanting them to know that they’re important.
But there are people who criticize Tebow, saying that “he’s too good to be true.”
“Honestly, I can't let people like that affect me or worry about them,” the quarterback said.
“They should be more worried about something else other than why they're mad at me for trying to help someone."
When asked about his life after football, Tebow said he doesn’t know what’s in store for him.
"But I do know who holds my future,” Tebow added. “And in that I know that I have peace and comfort."