Sa diha nga ang mga mananaog Tan-awa Sama sa losers

Unsay mga mananaog tan-awon sama sa? Ba sila tag-as o mubo? Black o puti? Lig-on ba kun mahuyang? Tingali kini nag-agad sa atong kahulogan sa “winner.”

Ako sucked ngadto sa sugilanon sa usa ka mananaog niini nga sa miaging bulan nga ingon sa usa ka pagbasa sa usa ka taas nga, apan madanihon nga biography ni Michael Jordan. Ang detalyado nga asoy nagpahinumdom kanako kon nganong daghang mga tawo sa pagkahilig uban kaniya utlanan sa bayani sa pagsimba. Daghan ang mga butang nga mahimong bahin sa “sa iyang airness” apan walay mahimo sa walay katapusan nag-angkon nga siya dili usa ka mananaog. Ba siya tan-awon sama sa usa ka mananaog sa wala pa siya na ang tanan nga mga championship singsing, bisan?

Sa imong pagbasa sa basahon, daw tin-aw gikan sa iyang pagkabata nga siya mahimo nga usa ka champion. Man nga ang iyang talagsaong play nga ingon sa usa ka gamay nga liga banga o ingon nga usa ka junior varsity basketball player; ang iyang pagtubo sa high school rally o sa iyang game winning shot sa panahon sa iyang unang tuig sa UNC.

Pinaagi sa panahon nga ako na sa mga kapitulo mahitungod sa iyang championships ingon sa usa ka Chicago Bull, walay mga surprises. Ang tagsulat misulti sa iyang sugilanon sa usa ka paagi nga gihimo kini nga tin-aw: Jordan natawo nga mahimong usa ka mananaog. Ug nga ang kita nakaila kaniya alang sa: winning unom ka championship singsing, lima ka MVPs, ug 14 Ang tanan nga Star panagway (dili sa naghisgot sa iyang mahagit paghari sa athletic duwa sapin).

Kini nga matang sa mahagit nga paghari mao ang kasagaran moabut sa hunahuna una sa diha nga kita maghunahuna “winner.” Apan gusto ko kanato sa pagbiya sa lawak alang sa lain nga matang sa mananaog. Ang matang sa mananaog nga dili ang tanan nga gikinahanglan sa usa ka champion. Ang matang sa mananaog kansang mga kahuyang mas talalupangdon kay sa iyang mga kalig-on. Ang matang sa mananaog nga tan-awon nga mas sama sa usa ka loser usahay.

Mabuntog, apan Pagbuntog

Ako nga matinud-anon uban kaninyo. Ang katapusan nga duha ka tuig na ang talagsaon sa daghang mga paagi, apan usab sila na pretty lisud nga. Ako nalingaw sa usa ka lig-on nga kaminyoon ug sa sinugdanan sa duha ka gagmay nga mga kinabuhi. kay sa akong makasinati sa hingpit nga kalipay sa pastoral nga minsitry sa usa ka himsog nga simbahan. Apan ako usab gihampak uban sa kahuyang. Kini malisud alang tagagawas sa pagsulti usahay tungod kay daw ko nga sa pagbuhat sa ingon sa daghan nga mga maayo nga mga butang. Apan kon lamang nga ikaw makakita og usa ka gamay nga mas duol.

Ako adunay chronic fatigue syndrome. kabalo ko, ako wala gayud nakadungog kini sa atubangan sa bisan. Tingali nga nganong sa diha nga kini naigo kanako kini mibati nga mas sama sa usa ka sucker sukmag kay sa usa ka organisadong away. Sa sinugdan kini gayud nabaldado kanako- ako nagmata lang alang sa unom ka oras sa usa ka adlaw, ug gikapoy tungod sa uban nga mga napulo ug walo. Sulod sa sunod nga tuig nga kini wala makakuha og mas maayo, apan kini sa gihapon mibiya kanako sa usa ka kabhang sa unsa ang akong gigamit nga mahimong. Ako nagpuyo sa katapusan nga pito ka tuig uban sa usa ka walay katapusan nga kakapoy. Ako matinud-anon dili mahinumdom sa katapusan nga higayon nga ako mibati rested- sama sa akong battery namatay, apan dili gayud recharged.

Energy sama sa gasolina nga mga gahum sa tanan nga dapit sa atong mga kinabuhi. Kita kinahanglan nga kini alang sa matag buluhaton, sa matag-istoryahanay, matag hunahuna. Ug sa diha nga nga fuel mao ang ubos, tanan nga mga butang nag-antos. Sa pipila ka rason, ang akong lawas dili motugot kanako gasolinahan. Inay ang akong tangke magpabilin nga matarung sa ibabaw “E,” ug naningkamot ko sa paghimo niini pinaagi sa. Kini mibiya kanako nagtakiang sa matag dapit sa akong kinabuhi.

sultihan ko kamo niining tanan, dili alang sa imong simpatiya, apan sa mohagit sa unsa nga paagi sa imong hunahuna. Ang uban tingali tan-awon sa mga gimingaw deadlines, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, ug maghunahuna, “Tawo, niini nga guy mao ang mawad-an sa karon.” Kini sigurado mibati nga sama sa pagkawala sa diha nga ako sa pag-usab sa akong mga plano sa kinabuhi pa pag-usab o pagsulti sa akong anak nga lalake, “Papa usab gikapoy sa pagdula karon.” ako nga naghigda kon ako miingon nga kini dili makapawala sa kadasig ug naningkamot. Apan, Pa gihapon ko nag-angkon sa akong matam-is nga kadaugan.

Dili, dili ako ang labaw sa tawo nga lig-on nga matang sa mananaog; ako sa tinuod pretty nga maluya. ako ang usa ka lahi nga matang sa mananaog. Ug nagtuo ko nga daghan kaninyo ang usab.

Usa ka Lahi nga Matang sa Winner

buhaton ko nga kadaugan, apan dili tungod kay ang akong kusog nga og kini. Ang akong kadaogan mahitabo bisan pa sa akong mga kaluyahon, bisan ang akong mga sala. dili ako ang mananaog nga gipildi kaaway ug walay libog sa kadaugan; Ako sa tinuod lang nakadawat niini. ako kadaugan sa Jesus.

Si Pablo igabutang kini nga sama niini diha sa mga taga-Roma:

Ingon sa nahisulat, "Kay ang imong ginapamatay kami sa tibuok nga adlaw; kami giisip nga mga karnero nga ilihawon. "Dili, sa tanan nga mga butanga kita labaw pa kay sa mga mananaug pinaagi kaniya nga nahigugma kanato” (Taga-Roma 8:36-37).

Si Pablo nagkutlo sa Salmo 44, diin ang Salmista nagatu-aw alang sa tabang sa Diyos sa taliwala sa pagsulay. Ug si Pablo naggamit sa maong bersikulo aron sa paghimo sa iyang punto nga walay bisan unsa nga mahimo sa pagwagtang sa kon unsa ang gibuhat sa Dios alang kanato diha kang Cristo.

Usa sa labing talagsaon nga mga butang mao nga human hisgoti makalilisang nga mga butang: nga gipatay, nga gipatay, Pablo nag-ingon bisan sa mga butang nga kita sa mga mananaug. Bisan sa diha nga kita mawad-an, kita pagkab-ot. Bisan sa diha nga kita gisakop sa niini nga napukan nga kalibutan, kita magpabilin nga mga mananaug pinaagi ni Jesus. Ang gamay nga adlaw-adlaw nga mga gubat dili motino sa atong kapalaran, tungod kay ang gubat na midaog. Dili ba nga dad-on talagsaon nga paglaum? Kon kita diha kang Cristo, dili gyud kita mawad-an sa.

tingali, sama kanako, ikaw sa usa ka panahon sa dako nga kalisud. Gusto ko nga sa pagdasig kaninyo sa usa ka pipila ka mga paagi nga sa akong hunahuna mahitungod sa kamatuoran niini nga.

1. Ayaw lang Tan-awa ikaw

Sa diha nga natuman na ang akong adlaw sa pag-focus sa akong kahuyang ug bagulbol diha sa akong kasingkasing, Ko lang ang magbalantay sa akong kahigawad ug sugnod sa akong bakak nga pagbati sa kawalay-paglaom. Sa diha nga pagtan-aw kanako sa akong hunahuna ako nawad-an sa, apan sa diha nga pagtan-aw ni Jesus ako gipahinumdoman nga modaog ko. Sa diha nga siya mapildi sa iyang mga kaaway, siya pagpildi kanila alang kanato.

2. Ayaw lang Tan-awa sa Karon

Kon ako lang ang focus sa karon o niini nga mga milabay nga pipila ka tuig, Ako matintal sa paghunahuna nga kini mao ang paagi nga kini kanunay. Apan gipalit ni Jesus dili katuohan nga mga butang alang kanako sa krus nga wala ko expereienced pa. nasayud ko nga ang Dios dili hingpit karon, apan ako makaila kaniya sa hingpit sa ulahi. Iyang gani hatagan mo ako sa usa ka brand sa bag-ong lawas ug pahiran sa akong tanan nga mga luha.

mahimo usab kita matintal sa pag-focus sa mga daw pagkab-ot karon. Kadtong wala makabaton sa sama nga mga pagsulay ug problema nga sa kanunay daw sa paghampak kanato. Apan ang team nga winning sa ikatulong quarter dili kanunay mao ang team nga daog sa katapusan. Daghang mga tawo daw nga pagkab-ot sa mga adlaw-adlaw nga mga gubat, apan sila wala misalig sa Usa nga ni midaog sa gubat. Ayaw lang motan-aw sa karon.

Matam-is nga Kadaogan

Michael Jordan nagpabilin nga usa sa mga labing dako ug labing popular nga mga mananaog sa walay katapusan kita nakita. Apan adunay mas dako daog nga may. Ug walay bisan kinsa kanato kon unsay gikinahanglan aron sa pagdaug sa gubat sa atong mga kaugalingon; Kristo lamang ang mahimo nga. Siya napildi sa tanan sa atong mga kaaway alang kanato: walay, si Satanas, ug ang kamatayon sa iyang kaugalingon. Ang tanan nga kini nagkinahanglan sa pag-apil sa team ug kaayohan gikan sa iyang mga daog nga milingi gikan sa sala ug sa pagsalig diha sa Manluluwas. bisan kinsa, bisan ang labing maluyahon sa taliwala kanato mahimong mananaog.

Kini mao ang kamatuoran nga diha sa akong kasingkasing sa diha nga ako misulat niini nga mga pulong diha sa “Matam-is nga Kadaogan”:

mananaog dili sa usa ka nga ni winning ikapito nga inning
Tropeyo dili moadto sa mga nga na sa usa ka maayo nga sinugdanan
Sa diha nga ako moingon modaog ako wala ako magpasabut niining adlawa ako sa
ako nagpasabut nga adlaw sa diha nga ang gray nga kalangitan mahanaw, unya ako sa pagdaog 'ako magahari uban kaniya

Siguroha nga sa pagkuha sa usa ka kopya sa “Tumindog” sa diha nga kini moabut gikan sa 10.27.14!

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  1. LiamReply

    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. Pag-ampo alang kaninyo

  2. Victoria JonesReply

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

  3. SteveLReply

    Trip, 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. LydiaReply

    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. DeniseReply

    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 LoweryReply

    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. PatrickReply

    Trip, 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. VinceReply

    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. CharlanaReply

    Hey Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “Matam-is nga Kadaogan”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Dios mopanalangin kaninyo & sa imong pamilya & continued success to you!

  10. ChesterReply

    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. Busa, 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. christianReply

    Trip! 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. MitchReply

    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. MackenderReply

    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. ClantonReply

    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. isaiahReply

    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. GabeTavianoReply

    Thanks for being transparent, Trip. 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. ChristyCappReply

    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. si JesusReply

    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 “SI JESUS”, 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. AshleyReply

    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. Salamat sa pagpakigbahin, 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. si RaquelReply

    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. Ang Dios mao ang maayo kaayo. 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. Salamat!

  21. Julia rubbedReply

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

  22. DinaReply

    Trip, 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. DiReply

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “Ang tanan Tumindog Up”; I have it on replay… lol… thanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. GabkyReply

    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. LatashaReply

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. Kasagaran, I don’t feel understood by family, higala, 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 ug Kalinaw,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniqueReply

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

    Trip,
    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. BurtonReply

    Trip,
    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. FemiReply

    Trip, 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. NateReply

    Trip,
    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 (ko 28 karon). 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. ThomLomasReply

    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. Salamat pag-usab, panalanginan ka sa Dios.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezReply

    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. ako 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. Taga-Roma 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. Dios mopanalangin kaninyo,imong asawa,and children in all your days and all you do.