Когато Winners изглежда като Losers

Какво победители изглеждат като? Дали са висок или кратко? Черно или бяло? Силен или слаб? Предполагам, че зависи от това, което имаме предвид под “победител.”

Бях въвлечен в историята на един победител през миналия месец като прочетете продължителен, но завладяваща биография на Майкъл Джордан. Подробната сметката ми напомни защо мания на много хора с него граничи герой поклонение. Много неща могат да се кажат за “му Airness” но никой не би могъл някога твърдят, че той не е победител. Дали той изглежда като победител, преди той да получи всички тези шампионски пръстени, въпреки че?

Както можете да прочетете книгата, тя изглеждаше ясно от детството си, че той ще бъде шампион. Дали това е изключителен да играе като малко лига стомна или като младши университет баскетболист; му напън растеж гимназия или си игра печелившата удар по време първокурсник си година с UNC.

По времето, когато аз трябва да словата за шампионати му като Чикаго Булс, не е имало изненади. Авторът разказа историята си по начин, който ясно да се разбере: Йордания е роден, за да бъде победител. И това е, което ние го знаем за: печели шест шампионски пръстени, пет MVPs, и 14 Всички Star изяви (да не говорим за необезпокоявано царуването му в атлетична игра за обувки).

Този вид на неоспорени царуване е това, което обикновено идва на ум, първо, когато мислим “победител.” Но аз искам да се остави място за друг вид носител. Вида на победител, който не разполага с всички качества на един шампион. Вида на победител, чиито слабости са по-забележително от силните си страни. Вида на победител, който прилича повече на губещ понякога.

Завладян, но Покоряване

Ще бъда честен с вас. През последните две години са били невероятни по много начини, но те също съм бил доста трудно. Аз съм се радва на силен брак и началото на две малки животи. Аз бях изпитат радостта от пасторален minsitry в здравословна църква. Но аз съм също страда със слабост. Трудно е за външни лица да казват понякога, защото аз като че ли да се правят толкова много добри неща. Но ако можеше да види малко по-близо.

Имам синдром на хроничната умора. Знам, Никога не бях чувал за него преди или. Може би затова, когато той ме удари го усети по-скоро като издънка удар от организирана пристъп. В началото той наистина затруднен Me- бях само буден в продължение на шест часа на ден, и изчерпване на друга осемнадесет. През следващата година тя се получи по-добре, но тя все още ме остави черупка на това, което се използва, за да бъде. Живял съм през последните седем години с Neverending умора. Аз честно казано не мога да си спомня последния път, когато се чувствах rested- като почина моята батерия, но никога не се презареждат.

Energy е като гориво, което правомощия всяка област от нашия живот. Имаме нужда от него за всяка задача, всеки разговор, всяка мисъл. И когато това гориво е ниска, всичко страда. По някаква причина, тялото ми не ми позволява да се зареждат. Вместо моя резервоар се задържа точно над “E,” и аз се опитвам да го направи през. Тя ме остави накуцвайки през всяка област на живота ми.

Аз ти всичко това, не за вашето съчувствие, но да оспори как мислите. Някои може да погледнете на пропуснати срокове, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, и мисля,, “мъж, този човек се губи в момента.” Със сигурност се чувства като губи, когато аз трябва да се промени живота ми планове за пореден път или кажа на сина ми, “Татко твърде уморен, за да играе в момента.” Бих излъгал, ако кажа, че не е обезкуражаващо и се опитва. Още, Аз все още твърдят, моя сладка победа.

Не, Аз не съм на свръхчовешка силен вид на победител; Всъщност съм доста слаб. Аз съм различен вид на победител. И аз подозирам, че много от вас са твърде.

Различен вид на Winner

Имам победа, но не защото силата ми го е обезпечен. Моята победа случва въпреки моите слабости, дори моите грехове. Аз не съм победител, който победи враговете и си осигури победата; Аз наистина просто го получи. Имам победа в Исус.

Павел го слага като това в Римляни:

Както е писано, "Заради вас ние сме убивани цял ден; ние се разглежда като овце за клане. "Не, във всички тези неща, ние сме повече от победители чрез Този, Който ни е възлюбил” (Римляни 8:36-37).

Павел цитира Псалм 44, където Псалмистът вика за Божията помощ в средата на изпитване. И Павел използва този стих, за да си точка, че нищо не може да се отмени това, което Бог е направил за нас в Христос.

Един от най-забележителните неща е, че след като се спомене ужасни неща: да бъде убит, клане, Павел казва, че дори и в тези неща, ние сме победители. Дори когато губим, ние сме печелившата. Дори когато сме се завладян от този грешен свят, ние оставаме победители чрез Исус. Малките ежедневни битки не определят нашата съдба, защото войната вече е спечелена. Не че ви донесе ли невероятна надежда? Ако ние сме в Христос, ние наистина не можем да загубим.

Може би, като мен, вие сте в един сезон на голяма трудност. Искам да ви насърча с няколко начина да мислят за тази истина.

1. Не просто погледнете Вие

Когато прекарват деня си с акцент върху моята слабост и мърморейки в сърцето ми, Аз само се хранят ми обезкуражаване и гориво ми измамно чувство на безнадеждност. Когато се взират в мен, аз мисля, че съм загубил, но когато се взират в Исус аз съм напомня, че аз печеля. Когато той беше побеждавайки враговете си, той ги победи от наше име.

2. Не просто погледнете сега

Ако аз се съсредоточи само върху днес или през последните няколко години, Изкушавам се да мисля, че това е начина, по който винаги ще бъде. Но Исус закупен невероятни неща за мен на кръста, че аз все още не са expereienced. Знам, че Бог несъвършено сега, но съм се да го знаете, по-късно. Той дори ще ми даде съвсем нов орган и обърше всички мои сълзи.

Ние също може да се изкуши да се съсредоточи върху тези, които изглежда да се печели сега. Тези, които не разполагат със същите изпитания и неуспехи, че винаги изглежда да ни тормозят. Но отборът, който печели през третото тримесечие не винаги е отборът, който спечели в края. Много хора ли печелят ежедневните битки, но те не са се доверили на този, който спечели войната. Не просто погледнете сега.

Сладка победа

Майкъл Джордан продължава да бъде един от най-големите и най-популярните победителите, които някога сме виждали. Но има и по-големи печалби, за да се вземе. И никой от нас не е какво е необходимо, за да спечели войната себе си; само Христос може да направи това. Той е победил всички наши врагове за нас: без, Сатаната, и самата смърт. Всичко, което е необходимо, за да се присъединят към екипа и да се възползват от неговите победи се превръща от греха и доверие в Спасителя. някой, дори най-слабите от нас може да бъде победители.

Това е истината, която е в сърцето ми, когато съм написал тези думи в “Сладка победа”:

Победителят не е този, който печели седмия ининг
Трофеи не ходят на тези, които имаха добро начало
Когато казвам аз печеля не искам да кажа днес съм в
Искам да кажа, че днес, когато сивите небето избледняват, тогава аз съм печеливш защото аз царуват с Него

Уверете се, че да вземете копие на “Издигам се” когато излезе 10.27.14!

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36 коментари

  1. Victoria JonesОтговор

    This is such an inspiring word. Your song articulates the intricate relationship between glory moments, and uncontrollable pitfalls. Благодаря. I now know that everything, good and bad, comes down from the Father of Lights.

  2. SteveLОтговор

    Пътуване, this song has been a huge blessing into my life already! My dad and sister have some health issues that they have been dealing with for several years and your description for why and how you wrote this song is beautiful and comforting. Thank you for being true to your faith and to the gospel.

  3. LydiaОтговор

    This was so encouraging to me. My energy has been at the same level as yours for the past two yearsI was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease a couple months ago and my fatigue is finally getting lighter! I hope you can eventually find something that helps you! You’re doing so so so much more than people realize. Props to you! You’re an inspiration to me :)

  4. DeniseОтговор

    God bless you Mr. Barefield. I’ve been utterly blessed watching your sermons, listening to your music, reading your articles and posts. I pray supernaturally healing in the mighty name of Jesus over your body. I pray for continued strength and endurance to touch you so you can do the Lords work without growing tired but rather to be renewed each and every day. I pray blessings over you, Jennifer and your two little ones. I thank you Lord for Williams obedience to Your calling in his life as a pastor, husband, father and artist. Let your light continue to shine thru his life. Thank you Father, in Jesus’s name, амин.

  5. duran LoweryОтговор

    I’m a true believer. In today’s society it’s very easy to get side tracked worried about how other people live their lives. Can’t wait for RISE to come out. Trip u really do inspire me to be the best man an father to wife an kids.

  6. PatrickОтговор

    Пътуване, thanks for sharing your heart man. The fact you are suffering and are still able to produce such quality work is inspiring. God has really used your music to speak to my life. And I’m so grateful there are guys like you in the music (specifically hip-hop) industry who aren’t afraid of absolute truth. I hope Rise isn’t your last album, but if it is, I’m so thankful for all that you’ve taught me in your past 4 albums.

  7. CharlanaОтговор

    Ей Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “Сладка победа”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Бог да те благослови & your family & continued success to you!

  8. ChesterОтговор

    I recently saw your performance while you were here in Denver October 9th. I had no idea about your health maladies until then. I was deeply touched when you performed your songSweet Victory.I too have been battling various physical ailments nearing a time of four years. Така, your song resonanted with me, bringing me to the brink of tears. Having just read your piece on your illness, I have found that you have been suffering from the same thing I have been for some time: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was through my physical struggles that compelled me to reliquish my pride and life of indulgence and brought me back to a renewed commitment to Christ; ultimately, I am grateful that this has happened to me. I have only met one other person who has an accurate idea of the challenges that this syndrome brings. I have been showered with the outpouring of God’s grace, prayers from others, and the unyielding commitment of my wife which helps me continue with God’s purposes as I continue my studies to go into ministry as a philosopher. We serve a God who not only intimately understands the suffering of the world, but conquered through it. Thank you for your service of God’s kingdom and disclosing details of your life.

  9. christianОтговор

    Пътуване! You have been an encouragement through your music and sermons bro! Love how God is using you! Your bangers get me goin bro ! I’ll be praying for you too! Oh and -good look on that song too!

  10. MackenderОтговор

    I was tremendously blessed by this article. My heart rejoices as I read and ponder my future inheritance in Christ. Thank you trip. Can’t wait to get the album. I’ve always been blessed by you man.

  11. GabeTavianoОтговор

    Thanks for being transparent, Пътуване. Our fam’s moving to Cambodia on January 3rd. I have a few private questions for you, hoping to ask before we leave. Could you maybe shoot me an email (to the email I used to comment here)? Looking forward to my pre-order of RISE. Really great work!!

  12. ChristyCappОтговор

    I am so lookingforward the album!! Thats a great song to start it off with. True talent and REAL lyrics that change life.. ain’t nothinbetter than that! CFS sucks and is devastating. I got it at 18 in college when it first came out. But you can overcome it and you will..with proper diet and excercise. So there’s hope! Prayer first, water every hour. I made water my best friend to detox, cut white flour, pasta and fast food. Most of us walkinaround dehydrated and replacing it with more food. It’s through our trials that he works in us the most. In that time of being sick (still) was when God was most able do His workBest wishes to you and your album and your fam and your church & much continued success!

  13. ИсусОтговор

    Awesome insight, into what the world would have us see aslosingin this life. When in all reality we are all born losers, including those, that the world considerswinners”..! If, they don’t come to theknowledge” или “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “ИСУС”, they remain losers..! Even if, to the world, they appear to be winners..! Thanks for sharing yourweakness”, when in REALITY, you have been made STRONGE..!! Praise be to The Lord, that He would make known to us through our weakness that we are TRULY STONGE because of Knowing Him…!! Keep pressing forward my friend and brother even if The Lord grants you only His grace in the mist of your struggles..!! Praying for You..!

  14. AshleyОтговор

    I had no idea you were facing this battle. I read your book, “the good lifea while back but don’t remember seeing that. I was so blessed by your article today, you’re in my prayers brother. My cousin suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome and it’s very difficult for her to enjoy things she used to. Thank you for sharing, my heart goes out to you and your wife today. Fight the good fight. You’re a True Champion. Jesus’s love conquers all. P.s. dope song too!

  15. RachelОтговор

    I am so thankful for Sweet Victory. I listened on YouTube and it gave me my spark back. I have been struggling with discouragement. I think I lost my hope here for a few weeks. Can’t think of how else to put it. Hopelessness made me feel cut off from God and was the worst part of all. I was crying out to him, asking him to help me out of this overwhelming despondency. Your Sweet Victory lyrics spoke straight to that broken part of me and retriggered my hope. This article has also encouraged me. God is so good. I was surrounded by people who love me at church but had no idea how to ask them for help, or even how to explain what I was going thru. God decided to use you, all the way from Texas. Благодаря!

  16. Julia RiebОтговор

    Пътуване (and Jess)–
    Thanks so much for this encouraging song. I cannot wait to get your new album. ние (my Parents) just adopted a little boy from Haiti. He has cerebral palsy. Although it has been a hard road with all his disabilities, I know that Jesus gives us victory over all things. I saw you in concert in Salt Lake City, UT a couple weeks ago, and you gave me such hope. Благодаря!
    And congratulations to you and the Mrs. on the new little one. Whether he (or her) is born or not. :) Love you guys!

  17. DinaОтговор

    Пътуване, I am about as far from your expected crowd base as one can getCaucasian Canadian mama of five who drives a mini van! But blaring from my speakers is always some rap with a steady rotation of Trip Lee! I love the song Sweet Victory and this reality that was birthed in a new way from your health struggle resonated with me. For the last 8 years I’ve struggled with a similar weakness after the premature birth of my daughter. It is a humbling road to walk and one I still learning to trust God in. Thank you for sharing your hope and providing an example of an unashamed man of God for young men to respect and emulate. Blessings to you, брато!

  18. GabkyОтговор

    Еха. This is my first time coming across this site and I’m loving all the posts I’ve read so far. I’ve been so blessed and encouraged.This is just what I needed at this moment to know that despite my weaknesses he still reigns in my life and I can look to him and always be uplifted.
    I had no idea you were going through this, you’re in my prayers. Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you so much.
    Just listened to Sweet Victory and I’ve been so blessed by your song! And I can’t wait to listen to the whole album. I’m sure that’s all I’ll be listening to these coming weeks. Continue the good work!

  19. LatashaОтговор

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. Често, I don’t feel understood by family, приятели, or some church family on this walk, but this post help me put things in perspective and stop complaining about life. I realized that there is a blessing within our weaknesses. God truly shows his power/love for us, by helping us overcome our struggles, when we realize that He is the only way we can keep going. Thanks for the post and your song Sweet Victory is amazing!

    Благодат и мир,
    Tasha F.

  20. TTuniqueОтговор

    My daughter dedicated this song to me. I could not stop listening and crying. I Have been battling immune system issues for 15 години. The last 3 years were near hell. But the Lord was dealing hard with my heart during that time. I finally got it and surrendered to him. I am now getting answers left and right and coming out slowly. I’m not out all the way, but I’m not as exhausted as I was. It’s amazing!!! This song……this song! Tears……

  21. TimОтговор

    Пътуване,
    I always feel a sense of joy when I hear a new song from you or even see a posted sermon or read your blog. You are inspiring! I don’t directly know what CFS is like but I have seen it. A family friends mother from my church has it. There are times when we see her then there are long stretches when we don’t. But whenever I do see her she is always joyful. When I read this I thought of her because I tell her every time how much I am inspired by her that in the midst of it all she praises Jesus. She has been victorious because she refuses to think down on the situation. You two are most definitely winners! I’m glad that you are able to share your heart with us. It means so much to me.

  22. BurtonОтговор

    Пътуване,
    You don’t know how much this means to me. When it seems like the whole world is against you, you know that you’ll win in the end with flying colors! And now knowing what you’ve been going through the past seven years, you can know that you are in my prayers Bro. Thanks for opening up your heart to us.

  23. FemiОтговор

    Пътуване, you are a huge inspiration. RISE is a great album and i love it! As concerning your health, i believe its just a temporary flame of afflicton preparing you for the glory to be revealed. God is set to use you more brother. so don’t grow weary. keep believing and praying. I love you brother.

  24. НейтОтговор

    Пътуване,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 или 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (Аз съм 28 сега). Years of prayer and research finally led my family and I to the answer; Diet was the root cause. Removing all grains, dairy, nightshades, preservatives and processed foods from my life has led to a complete recovery. I have never felt better.

    I don’t know if there could be a similar dietary solution for your CFS, but I wanted to let you know anyway.

    Keep up the good work. I’ll be praying for you.

  25. ThomLomasОтговор

    Thank you for sharing these words. I wish I would’ve read this last year but I wasn’t meant to read it until now. Now that I had a little better understanding on why these things happened. Благодаря отново, Бог да благослови.

    -Thom L.

  26. Brandon MartinezОтговор

    I love you trip lee you are a big inspiring role model to my walk in faith with god. Ive learned to trust him ive learned that the scriptures when applied to my life become blessings in so many ways. You truly inspire me and I hope that one day god will give me the opportunity to meet you and lecrae you both have helped me see life instead of death. Everyday I listen to gospel hip hop and start my morning with thanking god for waking me up then I make coffee and put my bluebuds in my ears and turn on gospel hip hop and listen study even loom up words I dont know in the dictionary at words I dont quite understand so I lnow the deeper meaning because im a deep thinker. One pray and hearts desire of mine is to talk to you in some way one day even if its just a few messages on facebook or a phone call but would be awesome to sit down with you in person and discuss allot of christian beliefs and answer each others questions and concerns. I am 26 years old I have a rough background and past and christ has changed me from day to day all for his glory and a greater good so I can reach out and inspire others with my testimony that shows in my actions not just in words . Im a believer. Римляни 1:16 I am unashamed of the gospel. I talk about god everday with people even my friends look up to me and have changed because of how god changed me. I really hope you see this message from me and read it through. Your story is strong and christ is in your heart always. Please if you have a moment one day text me. Call me. Write me on facebook. Email me id love to just have one conversation with you. Btw your story brought tears to my eyes. Бог да те благослови,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.