Quan guanyadors Sembli perdedors

Què veuen com a guanyadors? Són alts o baixos? Blanc o negre? Fort o feble? Suposo que depèn del que entenem per “guanyador.”

Estava aspirat en la història d'un guanyador d'aquest mes passat com llegir un llarg, però biografia d'acoblament de Michael Jordan. La relació detallada em va recordar per què l'obsessió de moltes persones amb ell ratlla en l'adoració de l'heroi. Moltes coses es poden dir sobre “seva Airness” però ningú podia afirmar que no és un guanyador. Quin aspecte tenia un guanyador abans que tingués tots aquests anells de campionat, encara que?

A mesura que llegeixi el llibre, semblava clar des de la seva infància que anava a ser un campió. Ja sigui que era el seu joc excepcional com un petit llançador de lligues o com un jugador de bàsquet de secundària de l'equip universitari; el seu creixement accelerat d'escola secundària o el seu joc guanyador de tir durant el seu primer any amb UNC.

En el moment en què vaig arribar als capítols sobre els seus campionats com Chicago Bulls, no hi va haver sorpreses. L'autor va explicar la seva història d'una manera que va deixar clar: Jordan va néixer per ser un guanyador. I això és el que nosaltres el coneixem per: guanyant 6 anells de campionat, 5 MVP, i 14 Totes les aparicions d'estrelles (per no parlar del seu regnat indiscutible en el joc de calçat esportiu).

Aquest tipus de regnat indiscutible és el que en general ve primer al cap quan pensem “guanyador.” Però vull que deixem espai per a un altre tipus de guanyador. El tipus de guanyador que no té tots els ingredients d'un campió. El tipus de guanyador les debilitats són més notable de les seves fortaleses. El tipus de guanyador que s'assembla més a un perdedor vegades.

conquerida, però Conquerint

Vaig a ser honest amb vostè. Els dos últims anys han estat increïbles de moltes maneres, però també han estat força dur. He gaudit d'un matrimoni fort i l'inici de dues petites vides. Tinc l'experiència de l'alegria de Minsitry pastoral en una església saludable. Però també he estat assotat amb la debilitat. És difícil per als de fora a vegades diuen perquè em sembla que estan fent moltes coses bones. Però si només es podia veure una mica més a prop.

Tinc la síndrome de fatiga crònica. ho sé, Jo mai havia sentit parlar d'ell abans que qualsevol. Potser per això quan em vaig adonar que em vaig sentir més com un cop baix que una baralla organitzada. Al principi que realment perjudicat mi- jo només estava despert durant sis hores al dia, i esgotat per l'altre divuit. Durant l'any que es va aconseguir un millor, però tot i així em va deixar una ombra del que solia ser. He viscut els últims set anys amb una fatiga sense fi. Honestament, no puc recordar l'última vegada que em vaig sentir com el meu rested- bateria va morir, però mai recarregada.

L'energia és com el combustible que els poders de totes les àrees de la nostra vida. La necessitem per a cada tasca, totes les converses, cada pensament. I quan aquest combustible és baixa, tot el pateix. Per alguna raó, el meu cos no em deixa petroli. En canvi el meu tanc s'atura just a sobre “I,” i tracte de fer-ho mitjançant. Es em va deixar coixejant a través de totes les àrees de la meva vida.

Jo dic tot això, no per la seva simpatia, però per desafiar la manera de pensar. Alguns poden mirar els terminis incomplerts, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, i pensar, “home, aquest individu està perdent en aquest moment.” Segur que se sent com perdre quan he de canviar els meus plans de vida un cop més, o dir-li al meu fill, “del pare massa cansat per jugar en aquest moment.” Mentiria si digués que no era descoratjador i tractant. encara, Encara reclam meva dolça victòria.

No, No sóc el tipus fort sobrehumana de guanyador; En realitat sóc bastant feble. Sóc un tipus diferent de guanyador. I sospito que molts de vostès són massa.

Un tipus diferent de Guanyador

Tinc la victòria, però no perquè la meva força s'ha assegurat que. La meva victòria succeeix malgrat les meves debilitats, fins i tot els meus pecats. No sóc el vencedor que va vèncer als enemics i va assegurar la victòria; Realment només el va rebre. Tinc la victòria en Jesús.

Pau ho diu així en Romans:

Com està escrit:, "Per causa de tu anem morint tot el temps;; ens tracten com a ovelles per a l'escorxador. "No es, en totes aquestes coses som més que vencedors per mitjà d'aquell que ens va estimar” (romans 8:36-37).

Pau cita el Salm 44, on el salmista clama per l'ajuda de Déu enmig de la prova. I Pau usa aquest vers per fer el seu punt que res pot desfer el que Déu ha fet per nosaltres en Crist.

Una de les coses més sorprenents és que després d'esmentar les coses terribles: morir, ser sacrificats, Pau diu que fins i tot en aquelles coses que són conqueridors. Fins i tot quan es perd, estem guanyant. Fins i tot quan estem sent conquerits per aquest món caigut, seguim sent vencedors per mitjà de Jesús. Les petites batalles diàries no determinen el nostre destí, perquè la guerra ja s'ha guanyat. no que porti esperança increïble? Si estem en Crist, que realment no es pot perdre.

Pot ser, com jo, estàs en una temporada de gran dificultat. Vull animar-vos amb algunes maneres penso sobre aquesta veritat.

1. No només et miren

Quan em passo el dia centrat en la meva debilitat i rondinant en el meu cor, Només alimentar la meva desànim i el combustible de la meva falsa sensació de desesperança. Quan miro a mi crec que he perdut, però quan em quedo mirant a Jesús em recorda que guanyo. Quan ell era derrotar els seus enemics, que era derrotar ells en el nostre nom.

2. No n'hi ha prou amb veure ara

Si només se centren en l'actualitat o en aquests últims anys, Estic temptat a pensar que això és el que sempre serà. Però Jesús va comprar coses increïbles per a mi en la creu que no he expereienced encara. Sé que Déu imperfectament ara, però arribo a conèixer-perfectament tard. Fins i tot em va a donar un nou cos i netegi totes les meves llàgrimes.

També podem sentir la temptació de centrar-se en aquells que semblen estar guanyant ara. Aquells que no tenen les mateixes proves i contratemps que sempre sembla que ens afligeixen. No obstant això, l'equip que va guanyant en el tercer trimestre no sempre és l'equip que guanya al final. Molta gent sembla estar guanyant les batalles diàries, però no han confiat en Aquell que ha guanyat la guerra. No es limiti a mirar ara.

victòria dolça

Michael Jordan segueix sent un dels més grans i més populars guanyadors que hem vist mai. Però hi ha victòries més grans que es tenia. I cap de nosaltres té tot el necessari per guanyar la guerra a nosaltres mateixos; Només Crist pot fer això. Ha derrotat a tots els nostres enemics per a nosaltres: sense, Satanàs, i la mort. Tot el que necessita per unir-se a l'equip i beneficiar-se de les seves victòries és apartar-se del pecat i confiant en el Salvador. Ningú, fins i tot els més febles entre nosaltres pot ser guanyadors.

Aquesta és la veritat que estava en el meu cor quan vaig escriure aquestes paraules “victòria dolça”:

El vencedor no és el que va guanyant setena entrada
Trofeus no van als que van donar un bon començament
Quan dic que guanyo no em refereixo a aquest dia estic en
Em refereixo a aquell dia en què el cel gris s'esvaeixen, llavors jo estic guanyant perquè jo regne amb ell

Assegureu-vos de recollir una còpia de “Pujar” quan surt 10.27.14!

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36 comentaris

  1. Liamrespondre

    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 Jonesrespondre

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

  3. SteveLrespondre

    viatge, 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. Lydiarespondre

    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. Deniserespondre

    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, a més.

  6. duran Loweryrespondre

    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. Patrickrespondre

    viatge, 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. Vincerespondre

    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. Charlanarespondre

    Hey viatge,

    I truly enjoy your song “victòria dolça”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. que Déu et beneeixi & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chesterrespondre

    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. Tan, 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. christianrespondre

    viatge! 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. Mitchrespondre

    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. Mackenderrespondre

    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. Clantonrespondre

    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. isaiahrespondre

    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. GabeTavianorespondre

    Thanks for being transparent, viatge. 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. ChristyCapprespondre

    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. Jesúsrespondre

    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” o “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “JESÚS”, 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. Ashleyrespondre

    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. Rachelrespondre

    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. Gràcies!

  21. Julia Riebrespondre

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

  22. Dinarespondre

    viatge, 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. Direspondre

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “Tots s'aixequen cap amunt”; I have it on replaylolthanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. Gabkyrespondre

    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. Latasharespondre

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. sovint, I don’t feel understood by family, amics, 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. TTuniquerespondre

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

    viatge,
    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. Burtonrespondre

    viatge,
    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. Femirespondre

    viatge, 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. Naterespondre

    viatge,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 o 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (sóc 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. ThomLomasrespondre

    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. Gràcies de nou, Déu els beneeixi.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezrespondre

    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. romans 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. que Déu et beneeixi,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.