Kui võitjad nägema kaotajad

Mida võitjad välja näeb? Kas nad on pikk või lühike? Must või valge? Tugev või nõrk? Ma arvan, et see sõltub sellest, mida me mõtleme “võitja.”

Olin imetakse lugu üks võitja Möödunud kuul kui lugeda pikki, kuid huvitavat elulugu Michael Jordan. Üksikasjalik konto meenutas mulle, miks paljud inimesed kinnisidee teda piirneb kangelane kummardama. Paljud asjad võib öelda “tema airness” aga keegi võiks kunagi väita, et ta pole võitja. Kas ta näeb välja võitja, enne kui ta sai kõik need meistrivõistlustel rõngad, kuigi?

Lugedes raamatut, tundus selge lapsepõlvest, et ta oleks meister. Kas see oli tema silmapaistva mängida nagu väike liiga kann või noorem võistkond korvpallur; tema keskkoolis spurdi või tema mängu võitnud shot ajal oma uustulnuk aastal UNC.

Selleks ajaks, kui ma sain peatükid tema meistrivõistlustel kui Chicago Bulls, puudusid üllatusi. Autor rääkis oma lugu nii, et selgeks: Jordan sündis olla võitja. Ja see, mida me teame teda: võitnud kuus meistrivõistlustel rõngad, viie MVP, ja 14 All Star esinemised (rääkimata tema vastuvaidlemata valitsemisaeg on naelkingaga mängu).

Selline vastuvaidlemata valitsemisaeg, mida tavaliselt pähe esiteks, kui me arvame “võitja.” Aga ma tahan, et jätta ruumi veel selline võitja. Selline võitja, kes ei ole kõiki eeldusi meister. Selline võitja, kelle nõrkused on rohkem tähelepanuväärne kui tema tugevused. Selline võitja, kes näeb välja rohkem nagu luuser mõnikord.

Vallutatud, kuid vallutamine

Ma tulen sinuga aus. Viimased kaks aastat on olnud hämmastav mitmeti, kuid nad on olnud ka päris raske. Olen olnud tugev abielu ja alguses kaks väikest elu. Olen kogeda rõõmu pastoraalne minsitry terve kogudus. Aga ma olen ka vaevavad nõrkus. On raske võõrastele öelda mõnikord sellepärast, et ma tundub, et teeme nii palju häid asju. Aga kui ainult sina ei näe veidi lähemale.

Mul on krooniline väsimuse sündroom. Ma tean, Ma ei ole kunagi kuulnud enne kas. Võib-olla sellepärast, kui ta tabas mind see tundus rohkem nagu jobu punch kui organiseeritud hooaeg. Alguses see tõesti halvatuks me- olin ainult ärkvel kuus tundi päevas, ja ammendatud teiste kaheksateist. Järgmise aasta jooksul ta parem, kuid siiski jättis mind kest, mida ma varem. Olen elanud viimased seitse aastat koos neverending väsimus. Ma ausalt ei mäleta, millal ma viimati tundsin rested- nagu mu aku suri, kuid mitte kunagi laadida.

Energia on nagu kütus, et võimu igas valdkonnas meie elu. Me peame seda iga ülesande, iga vestlus, iga mõte. Ja kui see kütus on madal, kõike kannatab. Mingil põhjusel, minu keha ei lase mul tankida. Selle asemel, et minu tank püsib õige eespool “E,” ja ma püüan teha seda läbi. See jättis mulle lonkamine läbi igas valdkonnas oma elus.

Ma ütlen teile, see kõik, ei oma kaastunnet, aga vaidlustada, kuidas te arvate. Mõni võib vaadata vastamata tähtajad, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, ja mõelda, “mees, See mees on kaotamas kohe.” See kindlasti tundub kaotada, kui mul oma elu muuta plaane veel kord või öelda mu poeg, “Issi liiga väsinud, et mängida kohe.” Ma valetaksin, kui ma ütlesin ei olnud heidutada ja üritavad. veel, Ma ikka väidavad, minu magus võit.

ei, Ma ei ole üliinimlik tugev liiki võitja; Ma olen tegelikult päris nõrk. Ma olen teistsugune võitja. Ja ma kahtlustan, et paljud teist on liiga.

Teistsugust võitja

Mul on võidu, kuid mitte sellepärast, et minu jõud on tagatud see. Minu võit juhtub vaatamata minu nõrkused, isegi minu patud. Ma ei ole võitja, kes alistas vaenlased ja kindlustas võidu; Ma tõesti lihtsalt sai ta. Mul on võidu Jeesus.

Paul ütleb niimoodi roomlased:

Nagu on kirjutatud, "Sest teie pärast me tapetakse kogu päeva pikk; meil peetakse lambaid tapetakse. "No, kõik need asjad, mida me enam võidu tema läbi, kes meid on armastanud” (roomlased 8:36-37).

Paul tsiteerib Psalm 44, kus Laulik hüüab Jumala abiga keset kohtuprotsessi. Ja Paulus kasutab seda salmi avaldada oma, et miski ei saa tagasi võtta, mida Jumal on teinud meid Kristuse.

Üks kõige hämmastavam asju on see, et pärast märkimist kohutavaid asju: tapetakse, tapetakse, Paul ütleb isegi need asjad, mida me oleme vallutajate. Isegi siis, kui me kaotame, me võitnud. Isegi siis, kui me seda vallutasid selle langenud maailmas, jääme vallutajate Jeesuse kaudu. Väike iga päev lahingud ei määra meie saatus, kuna sõda on juba võitnud. Ei, mis toovad teile uskumatu lootust? Kui me oleme Kristuses, me tõesti ei saa kaotada.

Võib olla, nagu mina, sa oled hooaja suure vaevaga. Ma tahan sind julgustada vähe võimalusi mõtlen seda tõde.

1. Ärge vaid vaata Sa

Kui ma veedan oma päeva keskendudes minu nõrkus ja irin minu südames, Ma ainult toita oma lootusetuse ja kütuse minu vale lootusetus. Kui ma vahtima mind Ma arvan, et olen kaotanud, aga kui ma vahtima Jeesuse Ma meenutas, et ma võidan. Kui ta oli võideti tema vaenlased, Ta oli võideti neid meie nimel.

2. Ärge Just Vaata Nüüd

Kui ma ainult täna keskenduda või on need viimastel aastatel, Mul kiusatus mõelda sellele, kuidas ta on alati. Aga Jeesus ostetud uskumatu asju minu jaoks ristil, et ma ei ole expereienced veel. Ma tean, et Jumal puudulikult nüüd, aga ma saan teda tundma täiesti hiljem. Ta isegi mulle täiesti uus keha ja pühib ära kõik mu pisarad.

Me võime ka kiusatus keskenduda neile, kes näivad olevat võitnud nüüd. Need, kes ei ole sama uuringutes ja tagasilööke, et alati tundub, et nakatada meid. Aga meeskond, kes on võitnud aasta kolmandas kvartalis ei ole alati meeskond, kes võidab lõpuks. Paljud inimesed näivad olevat võitnud päev lahingud, kuid nad ei ole usaldanud see, kes sõja võitnud. Ärge lihtsalt pilk nüüd.

Magus võit

Michael Jordan on endiselt üks suurimaid ja populaarsemaid võitjad oleme kunagi näinud. Aga seal on suuremad võidud olla oli. Ja keegi meist on, mida ta võtab, et võita sõda ise; Ainult Kristus saab teha, et. Ta alistas kõik meie vaenlased meile: ilma, saatan, ja surm ise. Kõik see võtab liituda meeskonnaga ja kasu oma võidud pöördub patust ja usaldades Päästja. keegi, isegi kõige nõrgemaid meie seas võib olla võitjad.

See on tõde, mis oli mu südames, kui ma kirjutasin need sõnad “Magus võit”:

Victor ei ole see, mis on võitnud seitsmes voor
Tiitlid ei lähe need, mis sai hea algus
Kui ma ütlen, ma võidan ma ei taha sellel päeval ma olen
Ma mõtlen, et päev, mil hall taevas hajuvad, siis ma võitnud, sest ma valitsevad koos temaga kuningatena

Veenduge kiirenemist koopia “tõusma” kui see väljub 10.27.14!

AKTSIATESSE

36 kommentaarid

  1. Liamvastus

    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 Jonesvastus

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

  3. SteveLvastus

    reis, 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. Lydiavastus

    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. Denisevastus

    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, Aamen.

  6. duran Loweryvastus

    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. Patrickvastus

    reis, 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. Vincevastus

    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. Charlanavastus

    Hei Reisi,

    I truly enjoy your song “Magus võit”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Jumal õnnistagu sind & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chestervastus

    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. nii, 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. christianvastus

    reis! 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. Mitchvastus

    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. Mackendervastus

    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. Clantonvastus

    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. isaiahvastus

    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. GabeTavianovastus

    Thanks for being transparent, reis. 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. ChristyCappvastus

    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. Jeesusvastus

    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” või “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. Ashleyvastus

    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. Rachelvastus

    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. Aitäh!

  21. Julia hõõrudavastus

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

  22. Dinavastus

    reis, 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. Divastus

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

  24. Gabkyvastus

    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. Latashavastus

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. sageli, I don’t feel understood by family, sõbrad, 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. TTuniquevastus

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

    reis,
    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. Burtonvastus

    reis,
    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. Femivastus

    reis, 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. Natevastus

    reis,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 või 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ma olen 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. ThomLomasvastus

    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, Jumal õnnistagu.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezvastus

    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. roomlased 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. Jumal õnnistagu sind,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.