Cuando ganadores Parezca perdedores

¿Qué ven como ganadores? ¿Son altos o bajos? Negro o blanco? Fuerte o débil? Supongo que depende de lo que entendemos por “ganador.”

Estaba aspirado en la historia de un ganador de este mes pasado como leer un largo, pero biografía de acoplamiento de Michael Jordan. La relación detallada me recordó por qué la obsesión de muchas personas con él raya en la adoración del héroe. Muchas cosas se pueden decir acerca “su airness” pero nadie podía afirmar que no es un ganador. Qué aspecto tenía un ganador antes de que tuviera todos esos anillos de campeonato, aunque?

A medida que lea el libro, parecía claro desde su infancia que iba a ser un campeón. Ya sea que era su juego excepcional como un pequeño lanzador de ligas o como un jugador de baloncesto de secundaria del equipo universitario; su crecimiento acelerado de escuela secundaria o su juego ganador de tiro durante su primer año con UNC.

En el momento en que llegué a los capítulos sobre sus campeonatos como Chicago Bull, no hubo sorpresas. El autor contó su historia de una manera que dejó claro: Jordan nació para ser un ganador. Y eso es lo que nosotros le conocemos por: ganando seis anillos de campeonato, cinco MVP, y 14 Todas las apariciones de estrellas (por no hablar de su reinado indiscutible en el juego de calzado deportivo).

Este tipo de reinado indiscutido es lo que por lo general viene primero a la mente cuando pensamos “ganador.” Pero quiero que dejemos espacio para otro tipo de ganador. El tipo de ganador que no tiene todos los ingredientes de un campeón. El tipo de ganador cuyas debilidades son más notable de sus fortalezas. El tipo de ganador que se parece más a un perdedor veces.

Conquistada, pero Conquistando

Voy a ser honesto con usted. Los dos últimos años han sido increíbles de muchas maneras, pero también han sido bastante duro. He disfrutado de un matrimonio fuerte y el inicio de dos pequeñas vidas. Tengo la experiencia de la alegría de Minsitry pastoral en una iglesia saludable. Pero también he sido azotado con la debilidad. Es difícil para los de afuera a veces dicen porque me parece que están haciendo muchas cosas buenas. Pero si solamente se podía ver un poco más cerca.

Tengo el síndrome de fatiga crónica. Lo sé, Yo nunca había oído hablar de él antes de que cualquiera. Tal vez por eso cuando me di cuenta que me sentí más como un golpe bajo que una pelea organizada. En el principio que realmente perjudicado mí- yo sólo estaba despierto durante seis horas al día, y agotado para el otro dieciocho. Durante el próximo año se consiguió un mejor, pero aún así me dejó una sombra de lo que solía ser. He vivido los últimos siete años con una fatiga sin fin. Honestamente, no puedo recordar la última vez que me sentí como mi rested- batería murió, pero nunca recargada.

La energía es como el combustible que los poderes de todas las áreas de nuestra vida. La necesitamos para cada tarea, todas las conversaciones, cada pensamiento. Y cuando ese combustible es baja, todo lo sufre. Por alguna razón, mi cuerpo no me deja petroleo. En cambio mi tanque se detiene justo encima “mi,” y trato de hacerlo a través de. Se me dejó cojeando a través de todas las áreas de mi vida.

Yo digo todo esto, no por su simpatía, pero para desafiar la forma de pensar. Algunos pueden mirar a los plazos incumplidos, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, y pensar, “Hombre, este individuo está perdiendo en este momento.” Seguro que se siente como perder cuando tengo que cambiar mis planes de vida una vez más, o decirle a mi hijo, “de papá demasiado cansado para jugar en este momento.” Mentiría si dijera que no era desalentador y tratando. Todavía, Todavía reclamo mi dulce victoria.

No, No soy el tipo fuerte sobrehumana de ganador; En realidad soy bastante débil. Soy un tipo diferente de ganador. Y sospecho que muchos de ustedes son demasiado.

Un tipo diferente de Ganador

Tengo la victoria, pero no porque mi fuerza se ha asegurado que. Mi victoria sucede a pesar de mis debilidades, incluso mis pecados. No soy el vencedor que venció a los enemigos y aseguró la victoria; Realmente sólo lo recibió. Tengo la victoria en Jesús.

Pablo lo dice así en Romanos:

Como está escrito:, "Por causa de ti somos muertos todo el tiempo;; nos tratan como a ovejas para el matadero. "No se, en todas estas cosas somos más que vencedores por medio de aquel que nos amó” (Romanos 8:36-37).

Pablo cita el Salmo 44, donde el salmista clama por la ayuda de Dios en medio de la prueba. Y Pablo usa ese verso para hacer su punto de que nada puede deshacer lo que Dios ha hecho por nosotros en Cristo.

Una de las cosas más sorprendentes es que después de mencionar las cosas terribles: Siendo asesinado, ser sacrificados, Pablo dice que incluso en aquellas cosas que son conquistadores. Incluso cuando se pierde, estamos ganando. Incluso cuando estamos siendo conquistados por este mundo caído, seguimos siendo vencedores por medio de Jesús. Las pequeñas batallas diarias no determinan nuestro destino, porque la guerra ya se ha ganado. no que traiga esperanza increíble? Si estamos en Cristo, que realmente no se puede perder.

Tal vez, como yo, estás en una temporada de gran dificultad. Quiero animaros con algunas maneras pienso acerca de esta verdad.

1. No sólo te miran

Cuando me paso el día centrado en mi debilidad y refunfuñando en mi corazón, Sólo alimentar a mi desánimo y el combustible de mi falsa sensación de desesperanza. Cuando miro a mí creo que he perdido, pero cuando me quedo mirando a Jesús me recuerda que gano. Cuando él era derrotar a sus enemigos, que era derrotar a ellos en nuestro nombre.

2. No basta con ver ahora

Si sólo se centran en la actualidad o en estos últimos años, Estoy tentado a pensar que esto es lo que siempre será. Pero Jesús compró cosas increíbles para mí en la cruz que no he expereienced todavía. Sé que Dios imperfectamente ahora, pero llego a conocerlo perfectamente tarde. Incluso me va a dar un nuevo cuerpo y limpie todas mis lágrimas.

También podemos sentir la tentación de centrarse en aquellos que parecen estar ganando ahora. Aquellos que no tienen las mismas pruebas y contratiempos que siempre parece que nos aquejan. Sin embargo, el equipo que va ganando en el tercer trimestre no siempre es el equipo que gana al final. Mucha gente parece estar ganando las batallas diarias, pero no han confiado en Aquel que ha ganado la guerra. No se limite a mirar ahora.

Dulce victoria

Michael Jordan sigue siendo uno de los más grandes y más populares ganadores que hemos visto nunca. Pero hay victorias más grandes que se tenía. Y ninguno de nosotros tiene todo lo necesario para ganar la guerra a nosotros mismos; Sólo Cristo puede hacer eso. Ha derrotado a todos nuestros enemigos para nosotros: sin, Satán, y la muerte. Todo lo que necesita para unirse al equipo y beneficiarse de sus victorias es apartarse del pecado y confiando en el Salvador. Nadie, incluso los más débiles entre nosotros puede ser ganadores.

Esta es la verdad que estaba en mi corazón cuando escribí estas palabras “Dulce victoria”:

El vencedor no es el que va ganando séptima entrada
Trofeos no van a los que dieron un buen comienzo
Cuando digo que gano no me refiero a este día estoy en
Me refiero a aquel día en que el cielo gris se desvanecen, entonces yo estoy ganando porque yo reino con él

Asegúrese de recoger una copia de “Subir” cuando sale 10.27.14!

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36 comentarios

  1. LiamRespuesta

    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 JonesRespuesta

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

  3. SteveLRespuesta

    Viaje, 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. LydiaRespuesta

    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. DeniseRespuesta

    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, Amén.

  6. duran LoweryRespuesta

    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. PatrickRespuesta

    Viaje, 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. VinceRespuesta

    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. CharlanaRespuesta

    Hey viaje,

    I truly enjoy your song “Dulce victoria”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Dios te bendiga & your family & continued success to you!

  10. ChesterRespuesta

    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. Asi que, 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. christianRespuesta

    Viaje! 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. MitchRespuesta

    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. MackenderRespuesta

    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. ClantonRespuesta

    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. isaiahRespuesta

    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. GabeTavianoRespuesta

    Thanks for being transparent, Viaje. 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. ChristyCappRespuesta

    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. JesúsRespuesta

    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. AshleyRespuesta

    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. Gracias por compartir, 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. RachelRespuesta

    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. Gracias!

  21. Julia frotadoRespuesta

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

  22. DinaRespuesta

    Viaje, 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. DiRespuesta

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “Todos se levantan hacia arriba”; I have it on replay… lol… thanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. GabkyRespuesta

    Guau. 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. LatashaRespuesta

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. A menudo, I don’t feel understood by family, amigos, 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. TTuniqueRespuesta

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

    Viaje,
    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. BurtonRespuesta

    Viaje,
    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. FemiRespuesta

    Viaje, 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. NateRespuesta

    Viaje,
    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 (Estoy 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.

    Mantener el buen trabajo. I’ll be praying for you.

  31. ThomLomasRespuesta

    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. Gracias de nuevo, Dios bendiga.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezRespuesta

    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. yo soy 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. Romanos 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 te bendiga,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.