Athlete Testimonies:

LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson is one of the biggest names in the NFL. The fame, admiration, and material possessions could really get to a guy's head. But Tomlinson is nothing if not grounded. Why? "My faith and understanding the bigger picture-that's why nothing gets me overwhelmed or excited or makes me want to change," he says. Those around him speak of his genuineness, humility, and honesty. Former Chargers teammate and good friend Drew Brees claims that "LT is probably one of the most humble guys you'll ever be around."

What makes the difference in Tomlinson's life is his perspective. When he was saved as a teenager, he began to live out the words of Luke 12:48. The more success the Lord brings to his life, the more he believes He requires from him.

Strength from his mother, Loreane Tomlinson, has also been a necessary support at some low points in Tomlinson's life. She always directs him back to his Savior and His promises. Her constant prayers for her son have shown the strong faith he has seen as an example. His faith, though not always spoken, is one he lives out daily.

Successful. Grounded. Honest. Real. Imperfect. Christian. LaDainian Tomlinson.

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