Tim Tebow: A New Sport, the Same Focus on Faith

NFL athlete-turned-baseball player opens up about his priorities: 'God has a plan for every one of us'

by Elisa Cipollone | Updated 04 Apr 2017 at 10:55 AM

Tim Tebow is working to bring his talents back to New York City — not for his old team in the NFL, the Jets, but for his new MLB home, the Mets. He’s right now playing for the Columbia Fireflies, a Class A affiliate of the New York Mets.

The 29-year-old was raised primarily in Florida by two missionary parents. Tebow gained major media attention for his profound commitment to faith during his college years at the University of Florida and during his time in the NFL.

“I hope I’m a little more patient with people and certain things.”

Tebow has made charity work a priority. He’s been open about his commitment to save sex for marriage and famously dropped to his knees to thank God during sporting events.

When he was asked about his faith recently, it's clear nothing has changed for him:

“[Faith] impacts me daily. It impacts me in how I treat people. How I pursue life, my vantage point. How I interact with people. Hopefully in how I’m a little more patient with people and certain things,” Tebow told Fox News. “And how I treat people, but my faith is something that changes the way I act, the way I live, the way I think, the way I breathe, everything, because it puts things into perspective especially what matters and that’s something I’m so very grateful for.”

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“I think that God has a specific plan for every single one of us. And I think that we also have choices that we can make to pursue it, and I think that one thing I try to share with young people is that you matter and that you’re special. You’re unique. That God created you for a reason and a purpose. You aren’t an accident — you are special, you are important. And when you understand that and you look at it that way, you can live that way,” Tebow told Fox during a press conference.

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