9.6.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Our Circle of Influence

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This morning, I started reading another book. This time, it’s “Shaken,” by Tim Tebow. To set the record straight, I am not a football fan. At. All. I couldn’t care less about the game. But I know who Tim Tebow is. 

I’ve only read the intro and Chapter 1, so I’m not giving any commentary on what I think so far. But what has struck me is the fact that God gives us a circle of influence. God called Tim Tebow to the NFL and because of how bold he’s been in his faith, many have heard the Gospel. An article I read about him a while back stated that over 90 million people looked up John 3:16 because he painted it under his eyes before a game. That’s incredible! 

I don’t know how his story turned out or whether he still plays sports… his Instagram doesn’t talk about his career that much and I haven’t bothered to look it up. But what I do know is that his circle of influence has reached well-beyond a football field. The fact that I’m writing about it is proof of that. (I’m sure I’ll be getting messages soon from people who can’t believe I even know who a football player is.)

The verse his book is named for is Psalm 16:8, “I always let the Lord guide me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken” (CSB). And as Tim Tebow has emulated the words of David, so should we embrace them too. 

We are all called to a Great Commission… Jesus told us to go and make disciples in all nations (Matthew 28:19). Sometimes that calling stands behind a pulpit. Sometimes it’s on foreign soil. Sometimes it happens in our backyards. Sometimes it happens in a board room. Sometimes it happens in a coffee shop. And sometimes, that calling wears a football uniform. 

When we let the Lord guide us, He will equip us to fulfill our part in the Great Commission, and when we do our part, we can stand bold, confident, and we will not be shaken.

Today, as you pray, thank God for the opportunities He gives us to share Jesus with others. Ask the Holy Spirit to equip you to boldly live your faith without fear. Ask Him to give you the strength to live for Jesus within your own circle of influence.

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