NFL star Bengals defensive back Michael Thomas didn’t have a team but trusted God. Then months later, he’s about to join the Super Bowl field.
Overcomer Story Of NFL Star Michael Thomas
The director of media at Sports Spectrum, Jason Romano, shared in an interview with Faithwire Michael Thomas’ remarkable overcomer story. Behind his football journey is his strong faith in God despite all the odds.
“Michael is an amazing individual,” the director told Faithwire. “He’s a strong follower of Jesus.”
According to the report, Michael joined the league undrafted back in 2012. Then he journeyed throughout NFL as a special teams player. And as of summer last year, the NFL star was without a team. But amid the pressure and potential end of his NFL dream, he didn’t panic. Instead, he waited patiently and trusted God. He also focused on “being a great dad to his kids.”
“I talked to [Thomas] in the summertime … and I asked him specifically about football. And he’s like, ‘Jason, I don’t know. I don’t know, but I trust God has a plan,'” Jason recounted. “He trusted in the Lord to direct his path to direct his steps like it says in Proverbs. And he’s like, ‘If this is the end of the road, this is the end of the road. I’ll be okay with it. because God’s plan is not one to argue with.'”
Strong Faith In God
Also, on the “Sports Spectrum Podcast,” Michael highlighted his faith in God.
“God’s plans are far greater than ours, man … I wasn’t signed anywhere, but I wasn’t stressing,” the NFL player said. “I knew God had a plan for me regardless of what that is. But I was very content and ready to transition if I needed to.”
Finally, one day, Michael got a call from the Bengals. They asked him to join the team and thought he would simply be on the practice squad. However, he soon found out he would be playing on the field.
“He’s activated in early November, and he’s a special teams player for them. And he’s playing in every game, and he has been in uniform,” the director said. “And will be this Sunday when you watch the Super Bowl, wearing number 31.”
“He was so full of gratitude,” Jason added. “So full of joy, smiling ear-to-ear when I talked to him last week — just so thankful to be in the Super Bowl.”
Then Jason concluded a great lesson from Michael’s overcomer story. He remarked, “[It’s about] understanding that when we think our plans are all set and God can’t blow us away, all of a sudden he opens up a door that Michael never saw coming.”