Rise Book Excerpt: 7:00 BIN. Logika

Ik wie fyftjin jier âld en myn libben wie dat kearde binnen út. Myn namme en uterlik hie net feroare, mar al it oare oer my hie. Ik wie in folslein oare persoan as ik hie al in jier of twa foar. Ik bedoel net as wannear't minsken gean nei kolleezje en re-create sels mei nije bynammen en persoanlikheden; Ik bedoel wat wichtige hie gien oan de binnenkant fan my. Ik hie wurden in kristen. Ik fielde nij. Ik fielde libben.

Ik fielde sa goed, dat ik moast oanjout oan immen dy't soe lústerje, benammen myn neiste freonen en famylje. Elk reagearre oars nei de feroaring yn my-guon mei blydskip, oaren mei ferset-mar ien petear hat altiten stie út oan my.

Ik wie praten mei in âldere man dy't ik sterk respektearre, blij te ferklearjen myn spul plan foar ferearjend God mei myn libbenswize, spesifyk myn seksuele suverheid. Ik besocht te wêzen kalm oer it, mar it wie altyd hurd te hâlden myn opwining yn. As de wurden springt fan myn tonge by in ûnnatoerlik tempo, Ik krige it gefoel dat er net sa entûsjast as ik wie. Hy waard besocht om te harkjen stil, mar syn facial ekspresje reagearre foar syn mûle hie in kâns. Hy like healwei heal ferdivedearre gesicht en healwei soargen.

Hy joech my in betize oan en calmly frege, "Wêrom binne jo dêrby it libben sa serieus, jongfeint? Wêrom binne jo besykje sa hurd te dwaan alles rjochts? Jeugd is de tiid doe't jo mess op in soad, en dat is goed. Just genietsje dysels, leare fan dy flaters, en krije serieus as je âlder. "

Ik wie ferbjustere. Guon miskien hawwe nommen dat advys as befrijende en earlik, mar dat is net hoe't it fielde om my. It fielde constraining en misliedend. Ik wist wat er sei wie ferkeard, mar ik wie in nije kristlike en ik koe net hielendal set it yn wurden.

Ik bliken op dy ûnderfining foar in lange tiid, mar ynstee fan dampening myn fjoer, Ik tink dat draaide op de waarmte. Ik wist net folle op 'e tiid, mar ik wist ik koe net krekt sit om en wachtsje. Ik moast opstean en libje.

OUR defecte LOGIC

Wakker is myn minste favorite part fan elke dei. It is net dat ik net wurdearje in nije dei mei nije kânsen, mar hieltyd út bêd krekt nea liket oansprekkende. Ea. Doe't it is alve nachts, getting yn bêd is krekt in gewoane part fan myn dei. Mar doe't it sân yn 'e moarn, ferbliuw yn bêd is as it winnen fan de lottery.

As jo ​​sjogge nei myn iPhone, Jo sille sjen dat, spitigernôch, Ik haw oer sechtjin alaarms set yn fyftjin-minuten stappen begjint krekt foar 7:00 bin. Wêrom? Want der is sa'n bytsje gjin kâns ik oerein nei de trettjinde alaarm. Dy folgjende trije-nûmers fjirtjin, fyftjin, en sechtjin-binne myn iennichste kâns om eins in dei.

Soms ik tink ik koe oertsjûgje my fan alles yn dy earste slûch minuten fan eltse moarn. Dat wie op syn minste yn myn kolleezje jier, doe't klimmen fan bêd yn 'e moarn fielde as klimmende Mount Everest sûnder skonken. Ik koe fertel my alle soarten fan leagens, lykas, "Yeah, jo moatte gean nei klasse, mar sil it echt kwestje?"Of" Ik wit dy ha west let alle dagen foar de lêste trije wiken, Mar wat is in oare dei?"Of" Miskien myn freon sil nimme de test foar my. It is de muoite wurdich de risiko. "Sad, Wit ik. Dat is wat ik neame 7:00 bin. logika.

De leagen ik sein mysels wie dat ferbliuw yn bêd wêze soe goed foar my. Ien of oare wize in ekstra fiif minuten of in ekstra oere soe ferbetterje myn libben. Doe't ik bin breed wekker it liket healwize, mar yn dy earste stuiten fan eltse dei it liket folslein logysk.

Kin jo yntinke wat de wrâld soe wêze as as nimmen oerein oant se fielde as it? Bedriuwen soe fold, skoallen soe lije, de oerheid soe noch mear gaoatysk as it al is. Gjinien soe hawwe genôch tiid om te dwaan syn wurk goed; troch de tiid elkenien wekker, heale de dei soe wêze gone. De wierheid is, gjin saak hoe let jo beslute om opstean út jo slumber, jo mar hawwe tweintich-fjouwer oeren te wurkjen mei. Reitsjen de snooze knop net eins keapje jo in ekstra tiid. Jo wurk krekt sil net krije dien.

Spitigernôch, in protte fan ús hawwe oannommen 7:00 bin. logika as in manier fan libjen. Wy soms neame it procrastination. Wy net fiele as dwaan wat yn it momint, dus wy beslute om it ôf oant letter. Soms dogge wy dat mei lytse dingen, lykas dêrby út it jiskefet, stúdzje foar in test, beäntwurding wurk e-mailberjochten, of werom Mom syn telefoantsje.

Mar procrastination net eins oplosse neat, dus it is in minne idee om toevje deistige taken oant de lêste minút. It is in noch slimmer idee om toevje libben sels.

WAT FERWACHTEST DO?

Litte wy earlik wêze. Us kultuer net meastentiids ferwachtsje in soad fan minsken oant se binne âlde. (Ik sil foarkomme misledige anybody en lit jo beskiede âlde.) Neffens in protte, jongerein is net de tiid foar grutte ferantwurdlikheid of ferwachtingen. Se sizze, "Jo sille drage de lêsten fan ferantwurdlikens foar de rest fan dyn libben, sa genietsje dyn jeugd wylst jo kinne!"Minsken lykje te ferwachtsje ús te nimmen al fan it libben licht oant wy berikke dat magysk, willekeurige âldens fan ferantwurdlikheid. Is it achttjin? Is it tweintich-ien? Is it tritich? Jo gis is likegoed as mine.

Ik hie in petear mei in kelner yn Phoenix ien nacht net te lang lyn. Hy wie net folle jonger as my, nei alle gedachten yn syn iere jierren tweintich. Hy wie echt freonlik út it stuit ik siet, en wy bedarre mei in goed petear. Ik frege him al de gebrûklike lytse-oerlis fragen: Wêr komsto wei? Hoe lang ha jo wurke hjir? Sil jo spuie yn myn iten?

As er reagearre oan myn fragen, It wie dúdlik dat er kocht yn 'e 7:00 bin. logika. Hy fertelde my dat hy hie allinne wenne yn Phoenix foar in pear moanne. Foar dat er yn Nevada, foar dat California, en foar dat er libbe op 'e East Coast. Op dit stuit begûn ik freegje my hoe't ik beskriuwe him nei in plysje sketch keunstner, krekt yn gefal hy wie in flechtling fan wat soarte.

Mar doe't ik frege him wêrom't er ferhuze om sa folle, hjir is wat hy fertelde my: "Just omdat. Ik wol net te bliuwen yn ien plak en nimme op in stel ferantwurdlikheid. Ik bin jong, man. It is myn tiid om krekt ûndersykje, net langer yn del mei in stel fan tasizzings. Wa wit, miskien ik fyn mysels. "

Ik wie tryst, mar net ferrast troch syn antwurd. Fansels is der neat mis mei it ferpleatsen fan in protte of sels-ûntdekking, mar is der in seizoen yn ús iere jierren tweintich-of sels ús pupil doe't it libben net echt saak? Moatte wy fêsthâlde ôf op alle oertsjûgingen, tasizzings, en earnst oant letter?

CAN jo fertrouwe IT?

Ik hearde in liet de oare deis, dat fêstlein dit perspektyf perfekt. De lyric gie, "Wy binne bliid, frij, yn 'e war, en iensum op 'e selde tiid. "

Ik wit nimmen op Taylor Swift hat net gien goed foar minsken yn it ferline (ik moatte wize jo oer Kanye?). Mar ik bin ree om it risiko en ûndersykje wat se seit yn har liet "22." Ik wit it gewoan in leuk ferske, dus ik net wol te overanalyze it. Ik tink se hat mei súkses ferovere de gefoelens fan har harkers en de geast fan 'e âldens. Mar it perspektyf is alles ferkeard.

Wat betsjut dat, as se seit yn it song, mei "fiele tweintich-twa"? It liet fiert de soarte fan soargeleaze, ljocht, en easy jonge folwoeksenheid, dat in protte fan ús dreamd oer. Spitigernôch, It suggerearret dat dit lok en frijheid is fûn yn war, soms jammerdearlik omswervingen. Der is gjin rjochting, gjin ferantwurdlikens-just gaoatyske fun. It is dat 7:00 bin. logika wer. Wa hat tiid foar it libben as jo fiele tweintich-twa? Swift net om dit perspektyf up; wy ha ferkocht dizze logika oer en wer. Mar kin it wurde fertroud?

Oft of net dit 7:00 bin. logika is fertrouwe hinget ôf fan wa't jo binne en wat jo waarden makke foar. As jo ​​waarden allinne makke foar sels-foldwaning en wille, dan útdwaen echte libben oant letter kin de bêste kar. As jo ​​binne neat mear as in oar persoan socht út foar dysels, dan dat jonge kelner fan logika kinne lykje moaie lûd. Jo kinne wachtsje oant letter te wekker as jo wolle. Mar wat as jo waarden makke foar wat mear?

*Dit is in fragmint út it earste haadstik fan Trip syn nije boek, Rise. Don’t forget, as jo pre-order Rise troch jannewaris 26, jo krije der in soad gifts fergees, including a bonus track that didn’t make it on the album. Hjir binne alle details te ferlossen jo jeften: http://risebook.tv/preorder

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18 comments

  1. teclaAntwurdzje

    woow thanks alot Mr Trip Lee for thisI made this resolution for 2015 that every night I will wake up at 3 and true I always wake up but am not sure I pray I usually comfort myself by saying the year is still young I mean people are still sending the happy new year greetings then I think am just 20 let me wait when am 30 and have a family, kids, a job and a husband then I will have alot to pray forbut thanks for this piece how I wish I can get the whole book too sounds very informative. .. anyway God bless you !! :-)

  2. Yolanda DelacerdaAntwurdzje

    This is absolutely who I am RIGHT NOW! sadly, but no need to hide. I am a single mom, full time student, own a small business, currently a staff leader for a church we planted in September 2014 (staff unpaid), and work part time at a safe home for teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking and yes even after reading what I do I am sure you’re already exhausted! I dare myself every night before bed to wake up at least by 5:00 bin. and set all my alarms..(yes ALL I mean the five on my phone and then the one that has a connection)always to 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, en 6:45…what time do you think I woke up today?!? 7:00!!! Ja, I know I am so lazyBut really I am tiredmaybe too much on my plate, so I am going to cut some things down currently, but ultimately your post is so true. I would be way more productive in everything I’m involved in, most importantly I could give more time to God. How silly really it is to waste such precious time. as 25 year old( I am 25) or even as a 30 of 40 year old we should be living everyday with a purpose because we have one, to live every day not wasted and to share His word and embrace every moment possible to grow in Him through our every day life. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your concert in Orlando!!!

  3. MindyAntwurdzje

    This post came at a perfect time, as my new year’s resolution was to be more disciplined, more specifically to wake up early and be in the Word every day so that my life is continually transformed by it. Thank you for the encouragement!

  4. WilAntwurdzje

    God is good. In the past weeks before school started back for my 5 year old son and he returned home from being with his mom for the holidays (even summer) every morning its ‘I’ll wake up in 20 mins,’ or whatever the excuse may be and hit the snooze button. Man before I got up for work I had already planned my entire day out and convinced myself as to why this extra sleep would help but every single time it would hurt me to stay in bed rather than help. A lot has happened in 2014 and I hit rock bottom bad! I’m just thankful God has shown me his mercy and grace to rebuild my life and start over and find the purpose he has for me on this earth because I don’t deserve it. Being more and more consistent in reading the word and understanding the our Lord and Savior Jesus is the living word it tells us that laziness, sleep, etc. will all lead to poverty, misfortune, and even death. A lot of sin has plagued my life and being lazy, getting that little extra sleep has held me back from the life God has for me. Nowadays I wake up 20 of 30 mins before my alarm and hear that voice telling me ‘get up start early’, or even at work ‘don’t put this off do it now, put more effort into what your doing you can do better.I have fought the Lord for too long and I see doing things my way is going to put me in an early grave. I’m still not where I wanna be but have learned to give in to the spirit and just listen no matter what I am being steered to do but I’m human and I have the urge to go back to my ways. I’m afraid of letting God down, I don’t think I can fulfill his purpose for my creation, yea I’m doing better today or right now, but can I be consistent everyday all day God-willing and do my part as a Christian. Its exciting to read and learn but for me it has been scary to think I can do what God wants consistently and I go back to I’ll get with ya God tomorrow because I messed up today. Man my friend pushed me a long time ago to change what I listen to and I promise I just started listening to you Trip for a week now and you have already been an influence on my life man. I appreciate it and apologize for the long post just gotta tell ya thank you for your music and the excerpt above it’s all adding to my testimony that God is real and even though I feel lonely being a single father here in this big state of Georgia with so many people, God will work through others whether they’re arms reach or you never meet em to steer me in the right direction.

  5. Leonel ArceAntwurdzje

    Your a talented artist my brother I look up to you I’m25 going to be 26 this May so I hope GOD uses me in a mighty way for his GLORY and riches plus i would like to do what you and other artist do preach the GOSPEL in a way that it doesn’t sound so religious and folks turn around and walk away but can be renewed and transformed and changed for the better because that inner voice that speaks within us telling those out there, there are those like us seeking of our purpose on what GOD wants and needs from us. Thanks for making this book can’t wait to get it I’m starting to like it already!

  6. JoelAntwurdzje

    “As jo ​​sjogge nei myn iPhone, Jo sille sjen dat, spitigernôch, Ik haw oer sechtjin alaarms set yn fyftjin-minuten stappen begjint krekt foar 7:00 bin. Wêrom? Want der is sa'n bytsje gjin kâns ik oerein nei de trettjinde alaarm. Dy folgjende trije-nûmers fjirtjin, fyftjin, and sixteen—are my only chance to actually have a day.

    Haha. Echt wier. I have the same problem. Goed guod. I’m looking forward to the reading the book!

  7. JohnAntwurdzje

    Encouraged. I hit the snooze button may too many times. I want to live a life that points to a good God. I need to pray and get a plan soon. Dankewol, TL.

  8. JoAnnaAntwurdzje

    this is so true and profound. Have been struggling with the 7:00 a.m logic especially since starting university where it has become even more difficult to wake up in time.

  9. MelyssaAntwurdzje

    im not joking, I needed to read this so badly right now. I’m getting ready to go to a different country for a year to do missions and tell people about JESUS, but the days leading up my leaving (which are now only 9,) have been full of me in the 7:00am logic. The thing is, lykwols, that every morning when I don’t wake up and I end up sleeping entirely too late, I am so upset at myself! I know I have this 7:00am logic, but I’m not okay with it. I just don’t know what to do to change it. It seems like even when I truly do try, I still fail. Thanks for writing this, Reis. I am challenged.

  10. Brian AnthonyAntwurdzje

    Loovje God! Can’t wait to read your new bookI recently had a heart transplant on 9/29/14, and I thanked God everyday for His blessing, my point, like your last book theGood Lifewe tend to put or faith and trust in the wrong things.. God seinigt! #Unashamed #116 #DontQuit #CantwaittoreadRise

  11. DomeanicaAntwurdzje

    Thank you for allowing me to dive into this excerpt from your new book. I do believe this will enlighten our culture and even start a conversation. I know some younger christians that will definitely appreciate this honest perspective as well. God bless and pray nothing, but blessings in this endeavor.

  12. BurtonAntwurdzje

    Hmmm, 7:00 am logicI cannot say I’m NOT like this! Reading this made me think back to all the times that I wake up, look at the time, and say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will beto go back to sleep.I love my sleep! Not addicted, but don’t disturb me. I should instead say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will be to read God’s Word and pray.Thank you Trip for sharing this. So excited for your book, I’ve already pre-ordered it!

  13. Emmanuella JamesAntwurdzje

    Such a lovely post. I am such a big fan of your music. It inspired me soo much. Finding out that you are both a blogger and writer was mind-blowing, since I’m both and have been looking for someone to look up to. I really wish I could get a copy of your book.