Mgbe mmeri ọkwá anya dị ka losers

Gịnị ka mmeri ele anya dị ka? Ọ bụ na ha toro ogologo ma ọ bụ obere? Black ma ọ bụ na-acha ọcha? Strong ma ọ bụ na-adịghị ike? Echere m na ọ dabere na ihe anyị pụtara site “-eto eto.”

M na-ghọgburu iche akụkọ nke otu-eto eto a n'ọnwa gara aga dị ka a na-agụ ogologo, ma-ekere òkè biography nke Michael Jordan. The ndekọ zuru ezu banyere chetaara m ihe mere na ọtụtụ ndị mmadụ ibu na ya ókè-ala-on dike ofufe. Ọtụtụ ihe a pụrụ ikwu banyere “ya airness” ma ọ dịghị onye ọ bụla pụrụ ekwu na ọ bụghị a-eto eto. Ndi enye ama-ele anya dị a-eto eto tupu ya na ndị niile egwuregwu yiri mgbaaka, ezie na?

Ka ị na-agụ akwụkwọ, o yiri doro anya ya na nwata na ya ga-a mmeri. Ma nke di ya pụtara ìhè play dị ka a obere otu ite ma ọ bụ dị ka a keobere Varsity basketball player; ya n'ụlọ akwụkwọ dị elu ibu spurt ma ọ bụ ya game emeri gbara n'oge ya Freshman afọ na UNC.

Site na mgbe m ruru ebe isi banyere ya n'asọmpi dị ka a Chicago ehi, e nweghị ịtụnanya. Na-ede gwara akụkọ ya n'ụzọ na-mere ka o doo anya: Jordan a mụrụ na-a-eto eto. Na ọ bụ ihe anyị maara ya n'ihi na: emeri isii egwuregwu yiri mgbaaka, ise MVPs, na 14 All Star anya (ghara ikwu banyere ya unchallenged ọbubu-eze na egwuregwu akpụkpọ ụkwụ game).

Nke a na ụdị unchallenged ọbubu bụ ihe na-emekarị-agbata gị n'obi mbụ mgbe anyị na-eche “-eto eto.” Ma m chọrọ ka anyị na-ahapụ ụlọ maka ụdị ọzọ nke ihe na-eto eto. The ụdị eto eto onye na-anaghị niile makings nke a mmeri. The ụdị eto eto onye bụ adịghị ike ma ama karịa ya na-eme. The ụdị eto eto na-ese ihe dị ka a emeriri mgbe ụfọdụ.

Emeriwo, ma emeri

M ga-eme ihe n'eziokwu na ị. Ikpeazụ afọ abụọ ndidi ịtụnanya n'ọtụtụ ụzọ, ma ha na-na na nakwa kemgbe ihe siri nnọọ ike. M na-enwe mmasị a siri ike alụmdi na nwunye na mmalite nke abụọ obere ndụ. M na inweta ọṅụ nke ịzụ atụrụ minsitry na a mma ụka. Ma, m na nakwa na e atagide adịghị ike. O siiri outsiders-agwa mgbe ụfọdụ n'ihi na m na-eme nke ọtụtụ ihe ọma. Ma ọ bụrụ naanị gị nwere ike ịhụ a obere nso.

M nwere ọrịa oké ike ọgwụgwụ. ama m, Akananam nụrụ ya tupu ma. Ma eleghị anya, na ihe mere mgbe ọ kụrụ m ya obi ọzọ dị ka a ọkpọ ntụmadị karịa haziri ahazi n'obi. Na mbụ, ọ n'ezie nkwarụ m- m naanị amụ anya ruo isii awa ụbọchị, ma mefusịa ihe nke ọzọ iri na asatọ. Na-esote afọ ọ ga-esi ka mma, ma ọ ka hapụrụ m a shei nke m ihe m ji na-. M na biri afọ asaa ikpeazụ na a neverending ike ọgwụgwụ. Eji m obi m ike icheta oge ikpeazụ m chere rested- ka m batrị nwụrụ, ma ọ dịghị mgbe recharged.

Energy dị ka ihe nkwali na ike ọ bụla n'ógbè nke ndụ anyị. Anyị kwesịrị ya nke ọ bụla ọrụ, mkparịta ụka ọbụla, echiche ọ bụla. Na mgbe na mmanụ ụgbọala bụ ala, ihe niile na-ata ahụhụ. N'ihi ihe ụfọdụ, ahụ m anaghị ekwe ka m gbanye mmanu. Kama m tank ruo kpọmkwem n'elu “E,” na m na-agbalị ime ka ọ na site. Ọ na-ekpe m enwe site ọ bụla n'ógbè nke ndụ m.

M na-agwa gị ihe niile a, ọ bụghị n'ihi na unu ebere, ma aka otú i chere. Ụfọdụ nwere ike na-ele ndị Agbaghara deadlines, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, na-eche, “Man, a Ihọd na-adịkwa ugbu a.” Ọ n'aka na-ele ka adịkwa mgbe m ga-agbanwe ndụ m atụmatụ ọzọ ma ọ bụ ịgwa nwa m, “Daddy si na ike gwụrụ ha na-egwu ugbu a.” M ga-agha ụgha ma ọ bụrụ na m kwuru na ọ bụghị ịkụda ha mmụọ na-agbalị. ma, M ka na-ekwu na m ụtọ mmeri.

No, Na na na karịrị mmadụ ike ụdị eto eto; M n'ezie mara mma na-adịghị ike. Na na na a dị iche iche ụdị eto eto. Na m chee ọtụtụ n'ime ị bụ kwa.

A Dị Iche Iche Ụdị Winner

M nwere mmeri, ma ọ bụghị n'ihi na ike m na-nwetara ya. My mmeri na-eme n'agbanyeghị adịghị ike m, ọbụna m na mmehie m. Na na onye meriri onye meriri ndị iro na nwetara na mmeri; M n'ezie nnọọ natara ya. M nwere mmeri Jesus.

Paul ewepụta na ya dị ka nke a na Ndi Rom:

Dika edeworo, "Ọ bụ n'ihi unu anyị na--egbu ogologo ubọchi nile; anyị na-ahuta ka atụrụ a ga-egbu. "Ọ dịghị, na a niile, anyị nwere ihe karịrị ndị mmeri site n'aka ya onye hụrụ anyị n'anya” (Ndị Rom 8:36-37).

Pọl na-ehota Psalm 44, ebe ọbụ abụ ahụ na-etikwa mkpu maka enyemaka Chineke nọ n'etiti ikpe. Na Paul-eji na amaokwu iji mee ka ya njọ nke na ọ dịghị ihe pụrụ imezi ihe Chineke meere anyị na Kraịst.

Otu n'ime ndị kasị dị ịrịba ihe bụ na mgbe o hotasịrị egwu ihe: na-egbu, a na-egbu anụ, Pọl na-ekwu ọbụna ihe ndị anyị na-emeri emeri. Ọbụna mgbe anyị na-ejighi, anyị na-emeri. Ọbụna mgbe anyị na-na-merie a dara n'ụwa, na anyị anọgide na-emeri emeri site Jesus. The obere kwa ụbọchị agha na-adịghị chọpụta anyị akara aka, n'ihi na agha esesịn a merie. Adịghị na-ewetara gị ịrịba olileanya? Ọ bụrụ na anyị na-na na na Christ, anyị apụghị inwe ida.

Enwere ike, dị ka m, na na a oge nke oké ihe isi ike. Achọrọ m agba gị ume na ụzọ ole na ole m na-eche banyere nke a eziokwu.

1. Unu Dị nnọọ Lee anya na I

Mgbe m na-eji ụbọchị m na-elekwasị anya m adịghị ike na-atamu ntamu obi m, M naanị eri nri m nkụda mmụọ na-eme ka m ụgha echiche nke enweghị olileanya. Mgbe m ekporopụ na m m na-eche Etufuru, ma mgbe m ekporopụ na Jesus m na-eti na m merie. Mgbe ọ na-merisịrị ndị iro ya, ọ ndikan ha na nnọchite anyị.

2. Unu Dị nnọọ Lee Ugbu a

Ọ bụrụ na m naanị elekwasị anya na taa ma ọ bụ ndị a gara aga afọ ole na ole, M na-ịnwa ha iche na ọ bụ otú a ga-enwe mgbe nile. Ma Jizọs zụrụ unbelievable ihe m na obe na m expereienced ma. Amaara m na Chineke okè ugbu, ma m ga-esi mara ya n'ụzọ zuru okè mgbe e mesịrị. Ọ ga-ọbụna nye m ohuru ahu na-ehichapụkwa anya m niile anya mmiri.

Anyị nwekwara ike a nwaa aka ilekwasị anya n'ihe ndị o yiri ka a ga-emeri ugbu a. Ndị na-adịghị enwe otu ọnwụnwa na nsogbu na mgbe o yiri ka eti anyị ihe otiti. Ma ìgwè ahụ na-emeri nke-atọ nkeji iri na ise ọ bụghị mgbe niile ka ìgwè na-atọ na ọgwụgwụ. Yiri ka ọtụtụ ndị na-emeri ndị kwa agha, ma ha tụkwasịrị Onye na-merie ndị agha. Adịghị nnọọ anya na now.

Sweet Victory

Michael Jordan ka bụ otu n'ime ndị kasị ukwuu na nke kasị ewu ewu mmeri anyị na mgbe hụrụ. Ma, e nwere ibu Enwee Mmeri a ga-ama. Na ọ dịghị onye n'ime anyị ka o na-emeri n'agha onwe anyị; nanị Kraịst ga na. Ọ na-meriri niile nke ndị iro anyị ka anyị: -enweghị, Satan, na ọnwụ. All ọ na-ewe isonyere otu ma rite uru na ya enweta nkwanye na-atụgharị n'aka mmehie na-atụkwasị obi na Onye-nzọpụta. onye ọ bụla, ọbụna na-ekweghị n'etiti ayi nwere ike ịbụ ndị mmeri.

Nke a bụ eziokwu ahụ dị na obi m mgbe m de okwu ndia “Sweet Victory”:

Onye meriri bụghị onye na-emeri asaa inning
Trophies adịghị aga na ndị na-nwetara a mma mmalite
Mgbe m na-ekwu na m merie m na-apụtaghị ta m na-
M pụtara na ụbọchị mgbe isi awọ mbara igwe ịjụ oyi si, mgbe ahụ m na-emeri 'na-akpata na m eso ya chịa

Jide n'aka na-bulie a oyiri nke “ebili” mgbe ọ na-abịa si 10.27.14!

mbak

36 comments

  1. Liamzaghachi

    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 Joneszaghachi

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

  3. SteveLzaghachi

    njem, 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. Lydiazaghachi

    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. Denisezaghachi

    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 Loweryzaghachi

    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. Patrickzaghachi

    njem, 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. Vincezaghachi

    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. Charlanazaghachi

    hey Njem,

    I truly enjoy your song “Sweet Victory”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Chukwu gozie gị & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chesterzaghachi

    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. Ya mere,, 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. christianzaghachi

    njem! 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. Mitchzaghachi

    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. Mackenderzaghachi

    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. Clantonzaghachi

    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. isaiahzaghachi

    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. GabeTavianozaghachi

    Thanks for being transparent, njem. 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. ChristyCappzaghachi

    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. Jesuszaghachi

    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” ma ọ bụ “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. Ashleyzaghachi

    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. Rachelzaghachi

    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. Chineke dị mma. 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. Daalụ!

  21. Julia ụlọ akwụkwọ ji agwụzaghachi

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

  22. Dinazaghachi

    njem, 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. Dizaghachi

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

  24. Gabkyzaghachi

    Chaị. 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. Latashazaghachi

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. Ọtụtụ mgbe, I don’t feel understood by family, enyi, 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. TTuniquezaghachi

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

    njem,
    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. Burtonzaghachi

    njem,
    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. Femizaghachi

    njem, 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. Natezaghachi

    njem,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 ma ọ bụ 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (na na na 28 ugbu a). 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.

    Na-elu na-arụ ọrụ ọma. I’ll be praying for you.

  31. ThomLomaszaghachi

    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. Daalụ ọzọ, Chukwu gozie.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezzaghachi

    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. Ndị Rom 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. Chukwu gozie gị,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.