Tim Tebow has known great success in his life, but he has also known extreme disappointment. He led the Denver Broncos to the NFL playoffs, winning most of his games; yet the next season the Broncos acquired Peyton Manning and Tim was let go.
He has then tried to succeed with three other NFL teams, the Patriots, Jets, and Eagles. With the Jets he was given little playing time, and with the Patriots and Eagles he was let go before the regular season began.
Has this made him disappointed? Undoubtedly! Yet, has it made him bitter?
As reported in Christian Post, he said, ""When your identity is found in Christ, your identity never changes. You are always a child of God. That's why I always say I don't have to live the roller coaster that the rest of the world lives."
So the secret to dealing with difficult times? According to Tim, he knows he is a Christian and a child of God no matter what happens. So when the roller coaster is at its height -- or at its lowest point -- who Tim is is based on his relationship with Jesus Christ. He is a child of God in the midst of success or failure.
It may also be that the tough times in his life have given him even more of a heart for those who can't fend for themselves. Tim spoke to People magazine last week about a charity event he helps sponsor for those with special needs. He said, "I've always had a burden for people who can't fight for themselves. The disabled are often bullied and told in a million ways that they're not important. Well, they are important, and this is a night for them to realize that they are important — and for the community to actually see them and celebrate them."