Kujengwa Kwa Brag Pt. 2

Air Jordans ni iconic. Sikuwa kuvaa kwao kukua kwa up ingawa, kwa sababu wazazi wangu walikataa kununua me ridiculously viatu ghali. Mimi si kama hayo, lakini nilijua kamwe kupata mikono yangu juu ya jozi. Hivyo nililazimika kukabiliana - kwa kujifanya wao haikuwepo. Ilikuwa wanandoa kirefu cha miaka kujaribu kuwashawishi mwenyewe kwamba Reebok msalaba wakufunzi walikuwa mtindo. Lakini kama mimi got wakubwa, Nikagundua Jordans walikuwa vigumu kupuuza. Wote wa rafiki yangu alikuwa na vipimo viwili au mbili, na mmoja wa marafiki zangu ilikuwa downright obsessed pamoja nao.

Wakati style mpya akatoka, hakutaka kuacha tu na serikali za mitaa Foot Locker wakati yeye alikuwa na baadhi ya muda bure; yeye alitumia maisha yake yote kupata kwamba jozi mpya. Alihakikisha alijua Jordan kutolewa tarehe zote, angeweza kununua viatu sawa katika rangi tofauti, na yeye mara nyingi kutumia Jumamosi asubuhi kambi nje mbele ya kiatu maduka. Ni akapiga akili yangu. Hivyo hatimaye mimi mwenyewe alikuwa kuuliza, “Nini ni hivyo maalum kuhusu viatu haya?! Ni wazi mimi kukosa nje juu ya kitu.”

obsession rafiki yangu na Jordans alitoa kauli. Kama kweli au si, alikuwa akisema kubwa na ya wazi kwamba viatu hizo zilikuwa na thamani rearranging maisha yako kwa. Ni aina gani ya kauli gani maisha yako kufanya?

Unasema nini?

katika yangu baada ya mwisho, Nilieleza kwamba tunapaswa kutumia maneno yetu kujivunia kuwa wa Mungu badala ya sisi wenyewe. Na mimi akaenda hata zaidi, akisema kwamba Mungu alituumba kwa sababu hiyo sana. Lakini sidhani majisifu yetu lazima mdogo kwa maneno yetu. Si tu tunapaswa kujisifu juu ya Bwana kwa vinywa vyetu, tunapaswa pia kujisifu juu yake na maisha yetu.

Kila kitu wewe kufanya hufanya taarifa kuhusu Mungu. Kila mlo kula, kila mtihani wewe kuchukua, every hour you work says something about your Creator. So even if you choose to keep your mouth closed about Him, maisha yako bado wana mengi ya kusema. swali ni: unasema nini?

Kazi nzuri kwa ajili ya Mungu mwema

Katika mahubiri yake mashuhuri zaidi, Yesu anasema hii: "Acheni nuru yenu iangaze mbele ya watu wengine, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Mathayo 5:16).

Yesu anawaambia wasikilizaji wake kuishi maisha mkali, kamili ya matendo mema kabla ya wengine. Lakini taarifa hasemi, "Ili watu kuona jinsi ya ajabu Wakristo ni." Lengo ni si utukufu wetu, lakini kwamba wengine ingekuwa "kumtukuza [yetu] Baba aliye mbinguni. "Matendo yetu mema daima uhakika na Mungu wetu mwema.

Fikiria kuhusu hilo. Inasema nini kuhusu Mungu kama tuko watu wenye ubinafsi ambao kuwatendea wengine kama takataka? Je, hiyo kuwasiliana na onlookers? Si tu gani kusema kwamba viumbe wa Mungu ni hauna maana, lakini pia mawasiliano kuwa tuko katikati ya ulimwengu. Wala wa mambo hayo ni kweli, na sisi ni kimsingi uongo kuhusu Mungu kwa wengine.

Lakini nini kama badala, tulikuwa yakawa selfless na kuweka maisha yetu chini kwa majirani zetu? Nini kama sisi alitoa kwa ukarimu ili kusaidia kukidhi mahitaji ya wengine? Ni aina gani ya kauli gani kwamba kufanya juu ya Mungu? Ni mawasiliano kwamba sisi siyo kitovu cha ulimwengu na kwamba kuna kitu grand kuishi maisha yetu kwa. Inaonyesha viumbe wa Mungu ni kuwa bora kabisa, na kwamba tunataka kupenda wengine kama tumekuwa kupendwa na kwake.

Kila uamuzi kufanya ni fursa ya kuwa kioo, kuonyesha wema wa Muumba wako. Kila pili ni nafasi ya kuwa kufuatilia, showcasing snapshots of His glory. And when those around us catch glimpses of that goodness, tunapata kuwaambia kwamba mwanga wetu ni tu reflection dim ya yake.

ukweli ni, majisifu na maisha yetu na midomo yetu unakwenda sambamba. Kama sisi tu BRAG kwa maisha yetu, watu wanaweza kudhani tuko watu tu nzuri. Wao si kujua ni nani walazimisha sisi kuishi maisha ya vile vizuri. Na kama maneno yetu kusema Mungu ni wa ajabu, lakini maisha yetu kusema vinginevyo, madai yetu kupoteza uaminifu. Ni lazima kufanya wawili.

Make It Clear

Je, maisha yako kusema mambo makubwa kuhusu Mungu? bumper yako wajanja sticker na tattoo Christian hazitoshi. Je checkbook yako kusema? Nini kufanya mwingiliano wako na wengine wanasema? Je kazi yako maadili kusema? Mimi najua kuwa kutubu kila siku ya kushindwa BRAG juu yake kama mimi lazima. Mungu ni kukubwa kuliko yote, hivyo wakati mimi kuishi katika njia ambayo inafanya Yeye kuangalia ndogo mimi nina wanaoishi uongo.

Je, kuna kitu katika ulimwengu thamani zaidi kuliko ngono za kizembe, au kukuza kazi, au jozi ya Jordans? Bila shaka kuna. Kuhakikisha maisha yako inafanya kuwa wazi. Ni inaweza kuonekana kama kazi ngumu, lakini usijali - wewe walikuwa kujengwa kwa ajili yake.

HISA

24 comments

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  2. KThompJibu

    Great perspective for us 80s and 90s kids who remember the Jordan era vividly. Kwa bahati mbaya, I still see some of that kid in me and many times don’t realize it until after I’ve reprioritized just enough of my life to make a mess of things. Praise the lord for his grace and forgiveness! Glad I ran across your blog, keep writing for Him.

  3. HannahWellJibu

    This is so touching. It really makes you wonder how much is God’s light really shinning through your life.
    Time for me to make a rain check and a good evaluation.
    Thank you Trip Lee <3

  4. MichaelJibu

    Thanks is what I really struggle with, using my words to spread God’s glory. I like to let my actions do the talking, but that’s not enough and I’m becoming much more aware of that. Thanks for this and encouraging me to really go out there and spread His Word. I’m actually going out on my campus later to talk to people about Jesus. Gotta brag on Him!

  5. TreverlyHillzJibu

    This is indeed a very tough subject. But what about Christianity is easy, haki? The difficulty for me arises in living my life so that people see that it is the light of God shining and not just the light of another nice guy. Question for the community: What are a few nonverbals that we can incorporate so that people can differentiate our lives from the lives of other “nzuri & serving” watu?

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  7. ArliciaJibu

    I am simply floored by GOD’s overwhelming conformation by way of your blog. In two separate occasions, we basically wrote about the same things. I’d love to share my writings with you. I even did the Jordan comparison and all!!!! As well as Matthew 5:16. Please let me know where I can share my own writings of self conviction. I indeed have a powerful responsibility of my pen and it is more evident after reading your blog!!! Shukrani kwa ajili ya kugawana!!!

  8. HollyJibu

    Wow- nailed it! Thnk U, for allowing r gr8 God 2 use U to speak truth! I LUV the lyrics & try my hardest 2 live by: ‘Let my life be the proof of YOUR LOVE’. Everyday I pray, ‘Lord, use me for ur Glory today’.
    Thx & ❤ Trip :c)

  9. MalloryJibu

    Shukrani kwa ajili ya hii! Your insights are encouraging and convicting. I def don’t give God the credit with my mouth as I am called to do. Good to see the Word in that we are called to boast…na kwamba ni jambo jema!

  10. YouthExplosionForChristJibu

    This site is amazing ,very encouraging. Will be sharing your sermons with our youth. Your music has already inspired them, to have another way to give them God’s word that they will be receptive to is always such a blessing. Thank you for answering the call. Mungu akubariki.

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  12. godsonJibu

    No longer will I let human nature dictate my behavior, but I will pray that my Maker, allows me to become more like my Savior