Wat Huet mech net Kill

Wann Dir duerch eng schwéier Zäit ginn, Leit wëssen net ëmmer, wat ze soen. D'Resultat ass also Clichéen oder trite Versich Dir nëmme weider. Ech hat ëmmer e Problem mat Cliché phrases- der Aart, datt näischt un der Persoun mengen do soten se an net tatsächlech d'Persoun hëllefen hinnen héieren. Prim Saachen wéi, "Chin up" an "Et wäert besser kréien." Wierklech? Wéi wësst Dir? Dir maacht net deng Frënn all favoriséiert vun hinnen Liichtjoer, entsteet hofft dass an eppes net dran sinn. Wéi déif Péng Hits mir Rock brauchen staark Wourecht eis ze stützen.

Während sengem baizebrengen mat Kriibs, Christopher Hitchens monéiert ähnlechen Frustratioun mat e puer vun der Sprooch Ausdréck mir geheien ronderëm. Hie verbréngt e puer Säiten eent vun hinnen an sengem Buch konzentréiert, veruerteelt. Hie seet, "Besonnesch, Ech hunn opgehalen gehumpelt der Ukënnegung nes dat wat net heescht ëmbréngen mech mecht mech staark. "Hien fiert op ze soen, "An der inverse kierperlech Welt ... do sin all ze vill Saachen déi Dir ëmbréngen kéint, net ëmbréngen, an dann loosst Iech däitlech geschwächt. "Kann net Iech just d'Freed?

Et kléngt kafen, mee ech mengen Hitchens an engem Sënn Recht ass. Et ass gutt méiglech, datt mir duerch schwéier Saachen goen kann dat eis nëmme schwächen a bréngen eis méi zu Doud. Ech kann virstellen een d'Fro Mindestpräis, “Wéi kéint eppes dës schrecklech maachen mech staark?” Och déi positiv Leit vun der Brutalitéit vun eise verstuerwene Welt opgeschlësselt ginn. Optimismus kann nëmmen iwwerlieft sou vill Menace bis et Break, a Realitéit erstéckt et endlech aus. Ausdréck, déi eemol elo geklongen léif schéngt wäertlos. Mä ass de gutt-Bedeitung Choix Hitchens Kéier attackéiert richteg? ech denke schonn.

Wéini ass et richteg?

"Wat heescht mech net dierf mécht mech staark" ka richteg sinn, awer nëmmen, wann et eppes iwwer dëst Liewen. Wann dëst Liewen, dëser Welt, an dësem Kierper sinn all do ass, Hitchens ass richteg. Et ass eng Ligen. Et wier wéi gesot, "Wat heescht insgesamt net mäin Auto mécht se méi staark." Dat ass lächerlech. Dir wéilt hunn d'Wourecht ze ignoréieren ze gleewen, datt. Mä wann eis temporärer Prozesser iergend vun éiwegt Bedeitung hunn Ännerungen et alles.

Paul seet eis, "All Saachen schaffen zesummen fir de gudden vun deenen, déi Gott Léift a sinn no sengem Zweck genannt." Dat verschaaft heiansdo mëssbraucht gëtt, mä et ass ee vun de schéinste versprëcht an all zestane. Dëst heescht net, datt Chrëschten gekoppelt ginn. All vun eis zoukommen Prozesser, mä mir kënnen net endlech vun hinne geklappt ginn. Och eis Schlëmmst Feinde, wéi Leed an Doud, ginn eis Frënn vun Christi, well se schlussendlech an eise Gonschten Aarbecht.

Sou wéi kann genau dëse schwéiere Prozesser eigentlech maachen eis staark? Hei sin dräi Méiglechkeeten (mat groussen iwwerlageren):

1. Si maachen eis hänkt op Jesus

Wann ech Loscht alles an mengem Liewen lass gutt, mengem Häerz Europa direkt an Self-Ofhängegkeet. Et ni am Stach. Ech ufänken manner ze bieden, well ech Zilgruppen beweis ech näischt feelen do. Ech ginn houfreg, well ech mengen ech hun de Grond alles lass gutt. An deenen Zäite, Ech vergiessen, datt Gott d'GIVER vu gutt Geschenker ass, an ech muss Him nach mech ze stützen. Ech huelen un, dass ech zu all vun Seng mercies berechtegt mech.

Mä wann Prozesser kommt eis Manéier, se weisen eis eis eegen Schwäch. Krankheet erënnert wéi fragil mir sinn, fir Entloossugen eis drun erënneren, datt haarder Aarbecht näischt heescht garantéieren, a Konflikt rappeléiert, datt mer Jesus an all Beräich vun eisem Liewe brauchen.

2 Korinther 12 fir mech ass en Trouscht an Zäite vun Schwäch. Paul erkennt, datt Gott him e Prozess huet un "halen [him] aus daß conceited. "An hien seet hien gären zu sengem Nodeel versetzt, an datt hien d'Inhalter mat all Zorte vu Prozesser. Wéi konnt Paul iwwer Seng Utilisatioun Inhalt an och frou sinn? Ech mengen Paul ass datt dës Prozesser kloer maachen, dass hien d'Gnod vu Gott a Kraaft brauch. Self-Ofhängegkeet ass esou gutt, an Ofhängegkeet op Christus ass Stäerkt. Also Paul seet, "Wann ech schwaach, Ech dann staark. "

2. Si maachen eis méi wéi Jesus

Mir ni schwéiere Prozesser ze iwwerliewt kënnen bis mir dat eise Confort a gutt Gesondheet bemierken ass net wat d'wichtegst. Confort a Gesondheet sinn gutt Saachen, déi Gott Köstlechkeeten eis ze ginn. Mä Gott an d'Primärschoul wäert fir eis Liewen ass, datt mer wéi Jesus wier. An hien ass och bereet Prozesser ze benotzen déi fir anzeschalten. Hebräer 12 seet, "[Gott] Disziplinnen eis fir eis gutt, datt mir seng holiness deele kann. "Training zu Gott an d'Turnschlappe kënnt schueden heiansdo, mee hien mecht eis méi staark.

James 1:2 fällt Iech, wou hie seet eis "Grof et all Freed, meng Bridder, wann Dir Prozesser vun verschidden Arte treffen…"De Grond misst mir se zielen Freed ass d'Christlike Charakter et produzéiert. Eis virukommen ass méi wichteg wéi eis glécklech. Et ass besser kierperlech schwaach gin an Glawen staark.

3. Si maachen eis laang mat Jesus ze ginn

Eis Häerzer si vun Sënn geschwächt, a mir selwer oft fannen ëmmer méi vun deem wat an dëser Welt huet bis Offer. Mä wann de provisoresche joys vun dëser Welt sinn vun eis geholl, mer drun, datt Äerd net eis doheem ass. Eis Nationalitéit ass soss.

Ech Léift an flott Hoteler Bleiwen, an wann ech probéieren ech Virdeel vun all de Belounungen ze huelen. Awer dann ufänken ech meng Fra ze verpassen, an da mierken ech sin do net de Kleeder hun ech gemengt ze bréngen, an da mierken ech Sall Service ronn Halschent ass esou gutt wéi meng Fra d'Kachen. Et erënnert mech dass dësen Hotel net mäi Haus ass. Unmet Lëschter maachen mech laang doheem ze sinn. Dës Äerd ass net wou mir gehéieren, a Prozesser erënneren eis, datt eise Paradäis soss ass, mat eiser Här. Et gëtt keen unmet Lëschter am Himmel ginn, well eisen Här wäerten all eise longings zefridden. Hie wäert Péng ofschafen a Seng Gnod eraus op eis pour forever.

Also d'nächst Zäit hutt Dir engem Frënd duerch en haarden Zäit leeft, se erënneren, datt och déi trageschen Ëmstänn maachen kann eis staark. Net duerch positiv denken a säin Optimismus, mä duerch real hoffen an real änneren. An wann du bass elo duerch eng schwéier Saison, Loosst et molen Dir méi no ze Christi. Net Angscht, den Här ass mat dir.

Der Hoffnung d'gleeweg ass doriwwer eraus d'Graf, an an den nächsten Liewen gin gewärde wéi a mat Him. So even what kills us makes us stronger.

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32 kommentéiert

  1. BuddyAntwort

    Thanks trip, that was exactly what I needed to hear right now. Going through a super tough time and His faithfulness to comfort his children never fails to amaze me.

  2. kwena albertAntwort

    Awesome piece.I will do away with the usual cliches and instead advice those in pain from today onward to look on to the rock that is higher than i..Thank you sir

  3. MichaelAntwort

    This was a little surprising to read. I had never really thought about positive sayings in negative situations being a bad thing. mee, erëm, it’s through God’s glory that we can manage through the tough times and realize that there is something greater than this world. What doesn’t kill me, or does, makes me stronger because it draws me closer to God.

  4. FrankyAntwort

    Mr. Tripp Lee

    I woke up this morning feeling conceited and sort of untouchable believing that since most things in my life were going on okay, then I don’t need to trust God even more. I was wrong and was reminded of it quite immediately as the day was progressing on. Thank you for your insight in this manner and I pray the Lord will show me Grace and pick me up from where I am.

    Your brother in Christ

  5. raeneeAntwort

    Dear Mr.trip lee,

    I just love this (: i have a question my church is actually doing a serieswhat on earth am i here for?” n im on of the youth leaders and I’ll be doing a lesson a discipleship and everything you said ties in perfectly cause on of the sections is depending on god during trailsso if its ok could i use some of your stuff? Like lil quotes or scriptures but only with your permisson …. I seriously love your stuff and its diffently helping me grow as christian (: thank you for being a man of god n honoring your calling to go into preaching. Gods gonna do some powerful things in your life and your familys life (:

  6. GabeTavianoAntwort

    Been a rough two years, and this post is just bursting with honest truth. Much needed for this father of three girls, and husband to an author and speaker whose message has changed from the challenges of marriage and motherhood to persevering when all seems lost.

    Your track, Ech si gutt, has been my theme song the past two years, Rees. I don’t crank any song louder, and I couldn’t have asked God to pen words that spoke any deeper to my soul. There are moments when even the smallest thoughts of suicide crossed my mind. You sure feel like you’re at war when that’s the honest truth.

    But real hope and real change are much more worth it than giving up. That’s so true. There’s a fight to be fought for each of us. I appreciate you taking the time to pen these words, Rees. I’ll be reading through this post a few more times. Praising God for speaking through you in our earbuds, on the stage, at the pulpit, in your home, and on the web.

  7. LiamAntwort

    Rees, keep writing man! Your last two posts have spoke to exactly where I’m at in life and I’ve come across them just when I needed to. God is undoubtedly working through you.

  8. CarlotaAntwort

    What you said has help me to understand somethings and will mean alot to me. The message relates alot with what i have been going through for about 5 years and still going through now.Thank you Trip Lee.

  9. TendekaiAntwort

    it’s true for the christian who walks by faith and not by sight.i have been in hard times; where everything was goings against my expectations.It became even harder to keep my trust in the Lord but because i knew that the pain i was experiencing was temporary and designed to make me stronger not to destroy me.i held on Jesus and here i am i prevailed.

  10. CharlesAntwort

    I think you have this piece contains a lot of truths. Certainly as a believer what does kill me or does only makes me stronger. God bless you and give you the insight to speak more of His truths to His people.

  11. KathrynAntwort

    Hi Trip

    Thank you for this message. I has really encouraged me because I have been having a tough time for around 12 Joer, battling with an unheard of illness and I really want to deepen my relationship with God. I’m at the point where nowadays I just feel numb to emotions, but I believe that the Holy Spirit is urging me to trust Jesus and depend on Him.

  12. AmandaAntwort

    Such an enlightened post and really helps you put things in perspective, just lost my brother 3 months ago to multiple myeloma and my mum is in the severe stages of dementia I know that to be able to cope I have to draw my strength from God, and rejoice that the day before he pass he let me lead him to the Lord and gave his life. Keep up the good work, you are inspiring my 18 year old son to write music and keep up with his piano, stay blessed!

  13. Corrie ReynoldsAntwort

    Hi Trip,

    You always have a way of putting into words what I think but am unable to write. You have many true talents. Thank you for using them for what you were called to do. God bless you brother.

  14. DeniseSheppardAntwort

    Mr. Barefield…….you are a wonderful, shining example of God’s love. He has blessed you in lyric to share His message. I appreciate reading what you write, listening to your music and would love to hear you in person some time. Thanks for being obedient in sharing God’s words; always, positiv, uplifting and right on point! Good Bless You Brother!

  15. BrandonPulleyAntwort

    I lost my job today and I can’t tell you how much of an answer to prayer this is! After I left I kept crying out tell me what to do tell me please. Now I know. I need to stay humble and realize the next job he gives me is from him not of my works!

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  17. KailaAntwort

    I agree that often times when people offer up the sayings you used, they don’t always make you feel better. My family and I experienced that this summer at my cousin’s funeral. He was shot and killed by someone he considered a friend, two days before his 19th birthday. None of the so-called encouraging words were helpful because the main question we all had was, ” Why him, he was just a ‘baby?” mee, afterwards we look back and see that even though it was a sad occasion it brought our family closer together and reevaluate our relationships with each other and with God. We also gained a new family member not soon after in his daughter, who could be his twin.

  18. CynthiaAghomonAntwort

    This is so encouraging..God has never failed and he is not about to start with any of his children..we just need to keep hope alive and believe that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Réimer 8:18 says for I reckon that the sufferings of this present times are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us..amen

  19. kaseweAntwort

    Yet again, I have been cut to heart!I am ill at the moment and I was wondering why the Lord was letting these things happened to me. In my boredom I was going through the FB pages of my favourite celebs and I came across your website. Alas! The Lord answered my prayer and spoke directly to me! (Through Trip) It’s like Trips messages are tailored just for me (That’s because the Holy Spirit is using him to minister to us)….God always rebukes me through him (his music,blog posts and sermons) I think I was focusing to much on this hotel that isn’t my home. So now I know why I am ill (what the Lord is trying to teach me through this trial)…God continue to bless you Trip Lee, it’s amazing that your ministry reaches us (the saints in Africa) and though we’ve never met, I feel like I know you personally because I can relate to everything you say. And because your music really rebukes, encourages, corrects, teaches me!….. bleift geseent!!!!!!!!!

  20. KevinSteeleAntwort

    Our humility is more important than our happiness.That really hit me man. Keep making that good music and God bless.