Kada igrači izgledaju kao gubitnici

Kako pobjednici izgledaju? Jesu li visok ili nizak? Crno ili bijelo? Jak ili slab? Mislim da to ovisi o tome što smatramo “pobjednik.”

Ja sam usisan u priču jednog dobitnika prošlog mjeseca kao čitati dugačak, ali privlačan biografija Michael Jordan. Detaljne račun podsjetio me zašto opsesija mnogih ljudi s njim graniči na obožavanja heroja. Mnoge stvari se mogu reći o “His Airness” ali niko ne može tvrditi da nije pobjednik. Da li je izgledao kao pobjednik prije nego što je dobio sve te prvenstvo prstena, iako?

Kao što ste pročitali knjigu, činilo jasno iz njegovog djetinjstva da će on biti šampion. Da li je to bio njegov izuzetan igra kao malo ligi vrč ili kao mlađi Varsity košarkaš; njegova spurt rast srednje škole ili njegova igra osvajanja šut tokom njegove prve godine sa UNC.

Do trenutka kada sam stigao u poglavljima o njegovom prvenstva kao Chicago Bull, nije bilo nikakvih iznenađenja. Autor je rekao svoju priču na način da je jasno: Jordan je rođen da bude pobjednik. I to je ono što smo ga znati: osvojivši šest prvenstvo prstena, pet MVPs, i 14 All Star utakmica (da ne spominjemo njegov neprikosnoveni vladavine u atletski cipele igre).

Ova vrsta neprikosnoveni vladavine je ono što obično dolazi prvi na pamet kada mislimo “pobjednik.” Ali ja želim da ostavlja prostora za još jednu vrstu pobjednika. Vrsta pobjednika koji nema sve ono što je potrebno šampiona. Vrsta pobednika čije slabosti su spomenuti od njegove prednosti. Vrsta pobjednika koji ponekad izgleda više kao gubitnik.

Conquered, ali Osvajanje

Ja ću biti iskren s tobom. U posljednje dvije godine su bile neverovatno na mnogo načina, ali oni su također bili prilično teško. Uživao sam jak braka i početak dva mala života. Imam doživite radost pastoralne minsitry u zdravoj crkvi. Ali sam takođe muče sa slabošću. Teško je za autsajdere reći ponekad jer se čini da se radi toliko dobrih stvari. Ali, ako bi samo mogao vidjeti malo bliže.

Imam hronični sindrom umora. znam, Nikada nisam čuo za to prije bilo. Možda zato kada me je udario činilo više kao Sucker Punch od organizovanog bout. U početku je to stvarno hendikepiran me- sam bio samo budan šest sati dnevno, i iscrpljen za ostale osamnaest. U narednih godinu dana to se bolje, ali me ipak ostavio ljuska onoga što sam nekad bio. Ja sam živio posljednjih sedam godina sa neverending umora. Iskreno se ne mogu sjetiti kada sam zadnji put osjetio rested- kao moja baterija umro, ali nikada puniti.

Energija je kao gorivo koje ovlasti svakom području našeg života. Treba nam za svaki zadatak, svaki razgovor, svaka misao. A kada je to gorivo nizak, sve trpi. Iz nekog razloga, moje tijelo neće dozvoliti da gorivo. Umjesto toga moj tank zadržava pravo iznad “E,” i trudim se da ga kroz. To me je ostavila Šepa kroz svako područje mog života.

Ja vam sve ovo reći, ne za vaše simpatije, ali da ospori kako mislite. Neki mogu pogledati na propustili rokove, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, i misle, “čovjek, ovaj momak je sada gubi.” Sigurno osećaj gubitka kad moram opet promijeniti svoj život planove ili reći moj sin, “Tata je previše umoran da sada igra.” Lagao bih kad bih rekao da nije bilo obeshrabrujuće i pokušavao. još, I dalje tvrdim moja slatka pobjeda.

ne, Nisam nadljudski jak vrstu pobjednika; Ja sam zapravo prilično slab. Ja sam drugačiji od pobjednika. I ja mislim mnogi od vas previše.

A Different Kind of Winner

Imam pobjedu, ali ne zato što moja snaga je osigurao da. Moja pobjeda događa uprkos mojoj slabosti, čak i moje grijehe. Ja nisam Victor koji je porazio neprijatelje i osigurao pobjedu; Stvarno sam ga dobio. Imam pobjedu u Isusu.

Paul kaže ovako u Rimljanima:

Kao što je napisano, "Za tvoje dobro smo se ubili svi dan; mi se smatraju ovce na klanje. "Ne, u svim ovim stvarima koje su više nego pobednici kroz njega, koji nas je ljubio” (Rimljani 8:36-37).

Paul citira Psalam 44, gdje je Psalmist vapi za Božju pomoć u jeku suđenja. I Pavle koristi da stih da svoj stav da se ništa ne može poništiti ono što je Bog učinio za nas u Kristu.

Jedna od najupečatljivijih stvari je da nakon spomena strašne stvari: ubijaju, klanja, Pavle kaže čak iu onim stvarima koje su osvajači. Čak i kada gubimo, smo pobjede. Čak i kada smo se osvajaju ovaj pao u svijetu, mi smo i dalje osvajači kroz Isusa. Mali dnevni bitke ne određuju našu sudbinu, jer je rat već osvojio. Zar ti to ne donosi neverovatnu nadu? Ako smo u Kristu, mi zaista ne mogu izgubiti.

Možda, kao ja, ti si u sezoni velike poteškoće. Želim da vas ohrabrim sa nekoliko načina mislim o tome istine.

1. Ne samo da te gledam

Kada sam provodim dan fokusirajući se na moja slabost i gunđajući u mom srcu, Hranim samo moje obeshrabrenja i gorivo moje lažan osjećaj beznađa. Kada sam bulje u mene, mislim da sam izgubio, ali kada sam buljio u Isusa sam podsjetio da pobedi. Kada je porazio svog neprijatelja, on ih je porazio u naše ime.

2. Ne samo pogledajte sada

Ako se samo fokusirati na danas ili ovih posljednjih nekoliko godina, U iskušenju sam da mislim da je ovo kako će uvijek biti. Ali Isus kupio neverovatne stvari za mene na krstu da sam još nisu expereienced. Znam da Bog nesavršeno sada, ali da ga savršeno kasnije znati. On će me čak i dati potpuno novo tijelo i obriše sve moje suze.

Ne možemo biti u iskušenju da se fokusiraju na one koji izgleda da se sada osvajanje. Oni koji nemaju isti suđenja i zastoja koji uvijek izgleda da nas muče. Ali tim koji je osvojio u trećem kvartalu nije uvijek tim koji osvaja na kraju. Mnogi ljudi izgleda da se osvajanje svakodnevno bitke, ali oni nisu verovali u Onoga koji je dobio rat. Ne samo gledaj sada.

Sweet Victory

Michael Jordan je i dalje jedan od najvećih i najpopularnijih pobjednici smo ikada vidjeli. Ali postoje veće pobjede u biti je. I niko od nas ima ono što je potrebno da se dobije rat; samo Krist može učiniti. On je porazio sve naše neprijatelje za nas: bez, sotona, i sama smrt. Sve što je potrebno da se pridruži timu i korist iz njegova pobjeda se okreće od grijeha i poverenje u Spasitelja. bilo ko, čak i najslabiji među nama može biti pobjednici.

To je istina da je u mom srcu kad sam napisao ove reči u “Sweet Victory”:

Victor nije onaj koji je osvojio sedmo izmjeni
Trofeji ne idu na one koji su dobili dobar početak
Kada kažem da pobedi ne mislim ovaj dan sam u
Mislim da dan kada je sivo nebo fade out, onda ću pobjede jer sam vladati s njim

Pobrinite se da pokupi kopiju “rasti” kada izađe 10.27.14!

AKCIJA

36 komentari

  1. Liamodgovor

    Trip I’ve been playing sweet victory non-stop the past couple days, God’s working in your life and is going to be working through your album. Praying for you

  2. Victoria Jonesodgovor

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

  3. SteveLodgovor

    putovanje, 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.

  4. Lydiaodgovor

    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 :)

  5. Deniseodgovor

    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, Amen.

  6. duran Loweryodgovor

    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.

  7. Patrickodgovor

    putovanje, 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.

  8. Vinceodgovor

    I’m always encouraged by your posts bro and this might be the best one yet! I’m praying for your strength and can’t wait to cop the album!

  9. Charlanaodgovor

    Hej Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “Sweet Victory”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Bog te blagoslovio & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chesterodgovor

    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. tako, 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.

  11. christianodgovor

    putovanje! 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!

  12. Mitchodgovor

    Brother Trip,

    God bless you for your unwavering faith and trust that He will heal you and make you whole in true Shweet Victory!!! Grace be to God

  13. Mackenderodgovor

    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.

  14. Erica D. Clantonodgovor

    This was really what i needed to read and Sweet Victory really touches my heart. Thanks Trip for sharing what God gave u so we can see His vision for our lives!! Praying for u!

  15. isaiahodgovor

    Love your music man. It and other Christian hip hop music has and is and will continue to help God change my life. Our struggle is not forever as you well know tripp. Thanks for the reminder.

  16. GabeTavianoodgovor

    Thanks for being transparent, putovanje. 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!!

  17. ChristyCappodgovor

    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!

  18. Isusodgovor

    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” ili “knowingof the TRUTH, which isJESUS”, 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..!

  19. Ashleyodgovor

    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!

  20. Rachelodgovor

    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. Hvala ti!

  21. Julia Rubbedodgovor

    putovanje (and Jess)–
    Thanks so much for this encouraging song. I cannot wait to get your new album. mi (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. Hvala ti!
    And congratulations to you and the Mrs. on the new little one. Whether he (or her) is born or not. :) Love you guys!

  22. Dinaodgovor

    putovanje, 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, bro!

  23. Diodgovor

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “Svi Rise Up”; I have it on replaylolthanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. Gabkyodgovor

    wow. 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!

  25. Latashaodgovor

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. često, I don’t feel understood by family, prijatelji, 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!

    Grace and Peace,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniqueodgovor

    My daughter dedicated this song to me. I could not stop listening and crying. I Have been battling immune system issues for 15 godina. 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……

  27. Timodgovor

    putovanje,
    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.

  28. Burtonodgovor

    putovanje,
    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.

  29. Femiodgovor

    putovanje, 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.

  30. Nateodgovor

    putovanje,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 ili 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ja sam 28 now). 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.

  31. ThomLomasodgovor

    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. Thanks again, nazdravlje.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezodgovor

    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. Rimljani 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. Bog te blagoslovio,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.