I ka wa Winners E nānā Like hope

Heaha la kela mea nana e like me Winners? Anei lākou kiʻekiʻe, a pokole? Eleele, aole hoi keokeo? Ikaika, a nawaliwali? I koho ia hilinaʻi nui ma luna o ka mea a kakou ano ma “e uwa.”

I ua omo i loko o ka moʻolelo o kekahi e uwa i keia malama i hala e like me ka heluhelu i ka lengthy, aka, he hana Kawaihae o Michael Ioredane. Ka piha mooolelo i hoʻomanaʻo mai iaʻu no ke aha nā kānaka he nui ka pulakaumaka nui me ia kona palena ma meʻe hoomana. He nui na mea e hiki ke olelo mai no “kona airness” aole i hiki loa koi ae oia, aole he uwa. I nana aku e like me ka uwa mailaʻo ia i mua o kona loaa a pau ka poe Poʻokela Honua apo, nae?

E like me oukou i heluhelu i ka buke, ka mea, ua ike mai kona wā kamaliʻi a pau ia ia e lilo i koa. Ina ka mea,ʻo ia kona poʻokela hula e like me ka uuku o ke kuʻikahi ke kiaha, a me ka Junior varsity basketball Hawaii; kona ulu kula kiʻekiʻe spurt, a me kona hihiu eo pana i kona freshman makahiki me UNC.

Ma ka manawa aʻu i hiki aku ai i ka mokuna e pili ana i kona mau hoʻokûkû poʻokela, e like me ka Chicago bipi, ka mea, aole me ka haohao. Ka mea kākau i hai aku i kona moʻolelo i loko o ke alanui i hana ia mea maopopo: Ioredane, ua hanau ia e ka uwa. A o ka mea ka mea a makou i ike ia ia, no: e lanakila ana eono Poʻokela Honua apo, elima MVPs, a 14 All Star helehelena (aole e hōʻike i kona unchallenged noho aliʻi i loko o ka kekahi kime pāʻani kāmaʻa hihiu).

Keia ano o unchallenged noho alii ana, oia ka mea ana e hele mai, e hoomanao mua makou manao, i ka wa “e uwa.” Aka, I makemake makou e waiho wahi no kekahi 'ano o ka uwa. Ke ano o ka uwa maila i ole e loaa i na hana 'ana a pau o ke koa. Ke ano o ka uwa maila kona nawaliwali, ua oi aku noteworthy ma mua o kona ikaika. Ke ano o ka uwa maila i nana aku e like me ka hope kekahi manawa.

lanakila, aka, naʻi aupuni

I u alike me oukou. Ka hope elua makahiki ua kupaianaha ma na aoao, aka, aole lakou Fashion no hoi i nani paakiki. I Fashion nanea i ka mare, a me ka hoomaka ana o elua uuku ola ikaika. I pākuʻi 'ike i ka olioli o pastoral minsitry iloko o ka ekalesia ola. Aka, I Fashion no hoi i make ai me ka nawaliwali. He mea paakiki i Hakaka e hai i kekahi manawa, no ka mea, he ai e hana i na mea maikai. Aka, ina wale no ia oe ke ike iki kokoke.

I ua maʻi luhi syndrome. Maopopo iaʻu, I ua, aole i lohe ia mea i mua o kekahi. Malia paha e ka aha i ka wa e pa mai ai iaʻu i manao ai ka mea hou e like me ka sucker punch ma mua o ka hoʻonohonohoʻana bout. I kinohi mea anei ia kakouv iaʻu I he wale ala no eono hora i ka la, a me ka ho'āʻo 'no ka mea, na na heʻumikumamāwalu. Ma luna o ka aʻe makahiki ia mea i loaʻa maikai, aka, ia naʻe waiho mai i ka iwi o ka mea aʻu i hoʻohana ai e. I Fashion noho i ka hope na makahiki ehiku, me ka neverending luhi. I pono e hiki iaʻu ke hoomanao i ka hope o ka manawa aʻu i manao ai rested- e like me kuu na pu ki make, aka, aole recharged.

Ikehu, ua like me ka wahie i ka mana na wahi a pau o ko kakou ola. Pono kākou ia mea no kela hana, kela kamailio, kela manao. A i ka wa a ka wahie ka mea haʻahaʻa, a pau poino. No ka mea, kekahi kumu, i koʻu kino e, aole hoi e hookuu iaʻu refuel. Akā koʻu pahu mai lohi, maluna pono ae o “E,” a ke hoao nei au e hana ia mea ma. He hana i koe iaʻu limping ma na wahi a pau o koʻu ola.

I hai aku ia oukou i keia a pau, aole no ka mea, i ko oukou manao aloha,, aka, ke kū'ē'ē 'pehea la ko oukou manao. Kekahi e nānā i ka lilo lā palena pau, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, ae manao, “Man, keia kanaka ua losing pono nei.” It paa Kahalaopuna losing a loaa iaʻu ke hoololi ae i kuu ola i na manao hou, aole hoi e hai aku i kuu keiki, “Daddy ka nui maluhiluhi e pāʻani pololei keia manawa.” I e moe ana, ina au i olelo ia, aole pauaho a me ka hoao mai. Akā,, I keia manawa au i kaʻu mea lanakila.

ʻAʻole, I au i ke kupaianaha maoli ikaikaʻano o ka uwa; I Like nae nani nawaliwali. I Like heʻanoʻokoʻa o ka uwa. A I manao nui o oukou, ua oi aku.

I na e uwa

I hana i lanakila, aka, aole no ka mea, o koʻu ikaika, ua loaa ia. Koʻu lanakila ka hana ma muli naʻe o koʻu nawaliwali, i koʻu mau hewa. I au i ka naita lanakila i pepehi poe enemi, a loaa ka lanakila '; I maoli wale loaa ia. I loaa ka lanakila ma o Iesu.

Paul waiho ia e like me keia iloko o Roma:

E like me ka mea i palapalaia, "No ka mea, o ko oukou pono i ka make makou, ua pau i ka lā lōʻihi; makou i manao e like me ka hipa i ka luku wale. "No, ma keia mau mea a makou, ua lanakila loa ma ka mea i aloha mai ia kakou” (Romans 8:36-37).

Paul kaha puana'ī kahi e 44, kahi a ka haku mele kāhea mai no ke Akua i kōkua ma ka waenakonu o ka hookolokolo. A Paul hoʻohana i ka pauku e hana i kona lae i ole e hiki wehe i ka mea a ke Akua i hana mai ai no kakou iloko o Kristo.

Kekahi o ka mea luku mea, ua i hope i haiia ae weliweli mea: ua pepehi, ka luku, Paul nei a hiki iloko o ia mau mea a makou poe lanakila. A hiki i ka wa a makou i lilo, makou huli eo. A hiki i ka wa a makou e huli i lanakila ma keia haule ao, kakou noho lanakila mai la o Iesu, ma. Ka liʻiliʻi kela la i keia kaua, aole oholo makou hopena, no ka mea, ke kaua i mua, ua lanakila 'o ia. Aole anei e lawe mai ia oukou mea hiki ole manaolana? Inā kākou i loko o Kristo, kakou maoli e hiki ole lilo.

malia paha, e like me aʻu, oe iloko o ka manawa o ka pilikia nui ma. Makemake au e paipai ia oukou i ka aoao kakaikahi au i manao e pili ana i keia oiaio.

1. Mai Anna E nana i You

I ka wa aʻu e pana aku au i koʻu la hoʻomōhala i kuu nawaliwali, a'ōhumu i loko o koʻu naʻau, I hānai wale i koʻu discouragement, a me ka wahie i koʻu ano wahahee o ka hopelessness. I ka wa aʻu e haka pono ana au I manao Fashion nalowale, aka, i ka wa aʻu e haka pono ma o Iesu I hele hoʻomanaʻo nei I loaa. I ka wa ia i uaʻulupā kona mau enemi, oia, uaʻulupā ia lakou ma ko kakou aoao.

2. Mai Anna E nana i Now

Ina wau wale nō kālele ana ma luna o kēia lā, a mau hala kakaikahi makahiki, I hele hoowalewaleia e manao i keia mea, i mea e mau e. Aka, o Iesu kuai unbelievable mea no ka mea, noʻu ma ke kea i aʻu i ole expereienced manawa. I ike ke Akua imperfectly ano, aka, ua loaa e ike ia ia e akakaʻi hope. He Wahine e haawi mai iaʻu i ka momoku ahi hou kino, ae holoi aku i koʻu mau waimaka.

Kakou e hiki no hoi i hoowalewaleia e kālele ana ma luna o ka poʻe i huhūʻoukou iā e eo nei. Ka poe i loaa ole ia oukou i ka ia o na hoao ana a me na setbacks i mau mea e ino kakou. Aka, o ka hui e Ka lanakila ana ma ke kolu o ka hapaha mea, aole e mau ana ke kime i Amelika Huipû i ka hopena. He nui ka poe kanaka he ia e lanakila i ka kela kaua, aka, aole lakou i Hilinaʻi ihola ia ma o ka hana e Ka lanakila o ke kaua. Mai pono nānā i keia manawa.

Sweet A ia la aku

Michael Ioredane koe kekahi o ka poe Winners nui a me ka loa Popular makou loa ike. Aka, aia no ko Salisbury mau Huipû e i. A me kekahi o kakou i ka mea i loaa i ke kaua ia makou iho; wale Kristo, ke hana i. He Ka pepehi a pau o ko kakou poe enemi no kakou: ole, Satana, a me ka make ia. A pau ia mea, e hui i ka hui a me ka pomaikai, mai kona lanakila 'ana, ua huli mai ka hewa a me ka paulele ana i ka Hoola. kekahi, i ka nawaliwali mawaena o kakou e hiki e Winners.

ʻO Ia ka oiaio a pau i loko o koʻu naʻau kakau iho la, i ka wa au i kēia mau'ōlelo i loko o “Sweet A ia la aku”:

I ka naita lanakila, aole i ka mea e Ka lanakila ana hiku o ka inning
Trophies i hele aku i ka poʻe i loaʻa i ke kumu maikai
I ka wa aʻu i olelo aku nei au i loaa aole au i olelo i kēia lā wau i loko o
Ke olelo nei au i ka lā, i ka wa a ka oho lani mae aku, alaila au eo 'mea, I alii me ia

E hōʻoia i ka lawe ia i kekahi kope o “ala” i ka wa e hele aku 10.27.14!

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36 pākuʻi

  1. Liampane

    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 Jonespane

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

  3. SteveLpane

    huakai, 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. Lydiapane

    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. Denisepane

    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, Amene.

  6. duran Lowerypane

    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. Patrickpane

    huakai, 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. Vincepane

    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. Charlanapane

    Hey huakaʻi,

    I truly enjoy your song “Sweet A ia la aku”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Na ke akua e hoʻopōmaikaʻi iā ʻoe & kou ohana & continued success to you!

  10. Chesterpane

    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. No laila,, 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. christianpane

    huakai! 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. Mitchpane

    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. Mackenderpane

    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. Clantonpane

    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. isaiahpane

    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. GabeTavianopane

    Thanks for being transparent, huakai. 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. ChristyCapppane

    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. o Iesupane

    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” ai ole ia, “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. Ashleypane

    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. Mahalo no ka mea, kaʻana like, 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. o Rahelapane

    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. Ke Akua mea ai maikai. 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. Mahalo!

  21. Julia hamoʻiapane

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

  22. Dinapane

    huakai, 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. Pomaikai ia oe, bro!

  23. Dipane

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

  24. Gabkypane

    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. Latashapane

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

    O ka lokomaikai a me ka Maluhia,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniquepane

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

    huakai,
    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. Burtonpane

    huakai,
    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. Femipane

    huakai, 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. Natepane

    huakai,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 ai ole ia, 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (I Like 28 Ano). 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.

    Malama i ka hana maikai. I’ll be praying for you.

  31. ThomLomaspane

    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. hoomaikai hou, Na ke akua e hoʻopōmaikaʻi aku.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezpane

    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. ʻo wau 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. Na ke akua e hoʻopōmaikaʻi iā ʻoe,kau wahine,and children in all your days and all you do.