Tim Tebow: NFL Icon Talks About How People Can Reach Out for God With Simplest Things

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Tim Tebow gives inspirational talks on how Christians can reach out to others with the love of God through faith, even through seemingly ordinary means. |

Tim Tebow says that we don't have to be big celebrities to be able to impact people with the life-changing message of God.

He does not actively play NFL these days, but continues to inspire people to reach out and touch many lives through motivational speeches and charities.

Christians often doubt if they will be able to reach out to people with the love of God, but Tebow urged believers to venture out and rely on God.

While speaking at an audience of 2,000 at Northside Christian Church earlier this month, he urged the crowd not to think they can't do anything.

"You might think, 'I'm not a role model. There aren't these people that are looking up to me.' And my response to that is: There is probably someone who is looking up to you. ... There is someone that their life is going to be changed because of you. The question is, 'Is it going to be changed for the better or the worse,'" he was quoted as saying by The Fresno Bee.

He elaborated his point through a scripture from Bible (John 6:5-14) which was about the boy who gave Jesus five small loaves of bread and two small fish to feed a large crowd.

"You think God can't use you because you don't feel qualified to be used?" Tebow posed this question. "Now you are just underestimating God. It didn't matter if he had one loaf and a half a fish, God could have still done the same with it."

He also told the audience about how God used him to reach other people when he did not even know that what he was doing could have a big impact.

He recounted how he wrote Bible verses of Philippians 4:13 and John 3:16 in the eye black, which is a grease applied under eyes to reduce sunlight or stadium light glare, during football matches.

Then, one day when he was playing for the University of Florida, his coach received a call from school's public relations officer.

"He said, 'During that game, did you realize that 94 million people googled John 3:16?'" Tebow said as the audience applauded. "And honestly my first thought was, 'How in the heck do 94 million people not know John 3:16? ... What a big God that we serve. I'm out playing a silly game, and I put these things under my eyes and it's amazing what God can do."

While playing, he would also do his prayers in public, and that became a sensation known as "tebowing."

He reiterated a similar message when he was speaking at Mount Dora Christian Academy Children's Home.

"You might think, 'How can I really make that much difference?'" he said, according to Daily Commercial. "I don't have that much money, I don't have that much fame, I don't have that much power."

He said, for people who don't have a sports or a celebrity background, can also do amazing things of God.

"You give what you can and watch what God does with it. You can be part of that team because you are qualified. You have a talent. You have a resource. The question is, 'What are you going to do with it?'"