Week 2: Lies We Believe
Combatting the lie: My success defines me.
Tim Tebow was set up for success in the sports world, but it didn’t go exactly as he planned. Instead, God has given him a tremendous story and platform about finding purpose in whatever God has for us. Watch today’s video to learn how to transcend your current life situation and find purpose that goes well beyond our culture’s definition of success. If you like it, check out Tim’s book, This is the Day.
Tim says, “You don’t think that there were times when I thought, “Hey, I’m just gonna go win a few Super Bowls. It’s gonna be great!” Our plan is not always God’s plan, but I’ve got to trust the character of God – that He knows more than I do and that He loves me. This is the same God that saved me in my mom’s womb and has given me a platform. He also gave His son for you and for me and for every single person! If He gives those things to me, do you think He would withhold something if it was good for me? No! But He also has done more in my life in the lows more than He ever did in the highs. Very few people can relate to the highs, but most everyone can relate to the lows. That is something I’m grateful to be able to share!
It’s not easy, but find the bigger picture that transcends whatever you do. It’s looking for the meaning inside of it. I’m not just trying to win games. I’m trying to impact people. Whatever it is, you can transcend the job that you’re doing if you have open eyes and open hands and you’re looking for God moments where you can encourage and love and care for people.”
In week 2 of the World’s Biggest Small Group: Identity, we’re combatting the lies we so often believe and learning to replace them with truth. Here’s a verse to think on this week as we learn:
10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
(John 10:10 New Living Translation)
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