Þegar Sigurvegarar útlit eins og Losers

Hvað gera sigurvegari líta út eins og? Eru þeir hár eða stutt? Svart eða hvítt? Sterkt eða veikt? Ég giska á að það fer eftir því hvað er átt við með “sigurvegari.”

Ég var sogast inn í söguna af einum sigurvegara síðasta mánuði sem lesa a langur, en grípandi ævisaga Michael Jordan. The ítarleg grein minnti mig hvers vegna þráhyggja fjölda fólks með honum landamæri á hetja tilbeiðslu. Margt má segja um “Airness hans” en enginn getur alltaf segja að hann er ekki sigurvegari. Gerði hann líta út eins og sigurvegari en hann fékk alla þá Championship hringir, þó?

Eins og þú lesið bókina, þótti ljóst frá barnæsku, að hann yrði meistari. Hvort sem var framúrskarandi leik hans eins og a lítill deildinni könnu eða sem yngri Varsity körfuknattleiksmaður; Vöxtur menntaskóla Spurt hans eða hans leikur aðlaðandi skot á sínu fyrsta ári með UNC.

Þegar ég fékk að kaflanum um meistaratign hans sem Chicago Bull, það voru ekki á óvart. Höfundur sagði sögu sína á þann hátt sem gert það ljóst: Jordan var fæddur til að vera sigurvegari. Og það er það sem við þekkjum hann í: aðlaðandi sex Championship hringir, fimm MVPs, og 14 All Star leikjum (ekki að nefna óátalið valdatíma hans í íþróttum skór leiknum).

Þessi tegund af unchallenged valdatíma er það yfirleitt kemur upp í hugann fyrst þegar við hugsum “sigurvegari.” En ég vil að yfirgefa herbergi fyrir annars konar sigurvegara. The konar sigurvegari, sem ekki hafa alla burði meistari. The konar sigurvegari sem veikleikar eru meira athyglisvert en styrkleika hans. The konar sigurvegari sem lítur meira út eins og maður sem tapar stundum.

sigruðu, en sigra

Ég skal vera hreinskilin við þig. Síðustu tvö ár hafa verið ótrúlega margan hátt, en þeir hafa einnig verið nokkuð erfitt. Ég hef gaman sterkt hjónaband og upphaf tveim lífi. Ég hef upplifa gleði presta minsitry í heilbrigðu kirkju. En ég hef líka verið plága við veikleika. Það er erfitt fyrir utanaðkomandi að segja stundum vegna þess að ég virðist vera að gera svo marga góða hluti. En bara ef þú gætir séð svolítið nær.

Ég hef langvarandi þreytu heilkenni. ég veit, Ég hafði aldrei heyrt um það áður annað hvort. Kannski er það vegna þegar hún lenti mig það fannst meira eins og Sucker Punch en skipulögðum lota. Í upphafi fötluð virkilega me- Ég var bara vakandi í sex klukkustundir á dag, og búinn fyrir aðra átján. Á næsta ári gerði það að fá betri, en það fór samt mér skel af því sem ég notaði til að vera. Ég hef búið síðustu sjö ár með Neverending þreytu. Ég heiðarlega man ekki í síðasta skipti sem ég fann rested- eins rafhlaða minn dó, en aldrei endurhlaða.

Orka er eins eldsneyti sem völd öllum sviðum lífs okkar. Við þurfum því fyrir hvert verkefni, hvert samtal, sérhver hugsun. Og þegar það eldsneyti er lágt, allt þjást. Af einhverri ástæðu, líkami minn mun ekki láta mig eldsneyti. Í stað þess að minn tankur doka rétt fyrir ofan “E,” og ég reyni að gera það í gegnum. Það er látið mig haltra í gegnum hvert svæði af lífi mínu.

Ég segi þér allt þetta, ekki fyrir samúð þína, en til að skora hvernig þú heldur. Sumir kunna að líta á ungfrú umsóknarfresti, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, og hugsa, “Man, þessi strákur er að missa núna.” Mér finnst viss eins og að missa þegar ég þarf að breyta lífi áform mín enn og aftur eða segja sonur minn, “Pabbi of þreyttur til að spila núna.” Ég myndi vera að ljúga ef ég segði að það væri ekki letjandi og reyna. Samt, Ég krafa enn sætur sigur minn.

engin, Ég er ekki ofurmenni sterka konar sigurvegari; Ég er reyndar nokkuð veik. Ég er öðruvísi sigurvegari. Og ég gruna margar ykkar eru of.

A Different Tegund Winner

Ég hef sigur, en ekki vegna þess að styrkur minn hefur tryggt það. Sigur minn gerist þrátt veikleika mínum, jafnvel syndir mínar. Ég er ekki sá sigur sem sigraði óvini og tryggt sér sigur; Ég virkilega bara fengið það. Ég hef sigur á Jesú.

Paul setur það svona í Rómverjabréfinu:

Eins og það er skrifað, "Þín vegna erum við að vera drepinn allan daginn; við erum talin kindur til slátrunar. "Nei, í öllu þessu vinnum vér fullan sigur fyrir fulltingi hans, sem elskaði oss” (Rómverjabréfið 8:36-37).

Paul vitna Sálmur 44, þar sem sálmaskáldið hrópar á hjálp Guðs í miðri rannsókn. Og Páll notar þetta vers til að gera lið sitt sem ekkert getur afturkallað það sem Guð hefur gert fyrir okkur í Kristi.

Eitt af því sem mest sláandi hlutur er að eftir að minnast hræðilegur hlutur: vera drepinn, slátrun, Páll segir jafnvel í þeim hlutum sem við erum landkönnuðir. Jafnvel þegar við missa, við erum að vinna. Jafnvel þegar við erum að sigrað af þessum fallna heimi, við erum enn fullan sigur fyrir fulltingi Jesú. Litlu daglega bardaga ekki ákveða ekki örlög okkar, því að ófriðurinn hafi þegar verið unnið. Er ekki að koma þér ótrúlega von? Ef við erum í Kristi, við raunverulega getum ekki missa.

Gæti verið, eins og ég, þú ert í árstíð af miklum erfiðleikum. Ég vil hvetja þig með nokkrum hætti ég að hugsa um þessa sannleika.

1. Ekki bara horfa á þig

Þegar ég eyða daginn minn með áherslu á veikleika mínum og nöldrandi í hjarta mínu, Ég fæða aðeins kjarkleysi mitt og eldsneyti fölsku minn vonleysi. Þegar ég stara á mig Ég held að ég hef misst, en þegar ég stara á Jesú ég minnti að ég vinn. Þegar hann var að sigra óvini hans, Hann var að sigra þá á okkar vegum.

2. Ekki bara horfa á núna

Ef ég einblína eingöngu á dag eða umliðnum árum, Ég freistast til að hugsa þetta er hvernig það mun alltaf vera. En Jesús keypti ótrúlegt hluti fyrir mig á krossinum sem ég hef ekki expereienced enn. Ég veit Guð ófullkomnum nú, en ég fæ að vita hann fullkomlega síðar. Hann mun jafnvel gefa mér glænýja líkama og þerra tárin mín.

Við getum einnig freistast til að leggja áherslu á þá sem virðast vera aðlaðandi núna. Þeir sem ekki hafa sömu rannsóknum og áföll sem alltaf virðast plága okkur. En liðið sem er að vinna á þriðja ársfjórðungi er ekki alltaf liðið sem vinnur í lokin. Margir virðast vera að vinna daglega bardaga, en þeir hafa ekki treyst á hann sem vann stríðið. Ekki bara horfa á núna.

Sweet Victory

Michael Jordan er einn af stærstu og vinsælustu vinningshafa sem við höfum nokkurn tíma séð. En það eru stærri vinnur vera átti. Og enginn af okkur hefur það sem þarf til að vinna stríðið okkur; Aðeins Kristur getur gert það. Hann er ósigur alla óvini okkar fyrir okkur: án, satan, og dauði sig. Allt það tekur að ganga í lið og njóta góðs af sigrum hans er að snúa frá synd og treysta á frelsarann. einhver, jafnvel veikja meðal okkar geta verið sigurvegarar.

Þetta er sannleikurinn sem var í hjarta mínu þegar ég skrifaði þessi orð í “Sweet Victory”:

Victor er ekki sá sem er að vinna sjöunda inning
Trophies ekki fara á þær sem fékk góð byrjun
Þegar ég segi að ég vinna ég meina þetta ekki í dag ég er í
Ég meina þeim degi þegar grár himinn hverfa, þá er ég að vinna því ég með honum ríkja

Gakktu úr skugga um að ná sér í eintak af “Rise” þegar það kemur út 10.27.14!

HLUTIR

36 athugasemdir

  1. LiamSvara

    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 JonesSvara

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

  3. SteveLSvara

    Tegund, 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. LydiaSvara

    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. DeniseSvara

    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 LowerySvara

    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. PatrickSvara

    Tegund, 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. VinceSvara

    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. CharlanaSvara

    Hey með,

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

  10. ChesterSvara

    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. svo, 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. christianSvara

    Tegund! 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. MitchSvara

    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. MackenderSvara

    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. ClantonSvara

    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. isaiahSvara

    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. GabeTavianoSvara

    Thanks for being transparent, Tegund. 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. ChristyCappSvara

    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. jesusSvara

    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” eða “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “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. AshleySvara

    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. Takk fyrir að deila, 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. RachelSvara

    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. Þakka þér fyrir!

  21. julia nuddaðSvara

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

  22. DinaSvara

    Tegund, 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. DiSvara

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

  24. GabkySvara

    Vá. 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. LatashaSvara

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. oft, I don’t feel understood by family, vinir, 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. TTuniqueSvara

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

    Tegund,
    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. BurtonSvara

    Tegund,
    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. FemiSvara

    Tegund, 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. NateSvara

    Tegund,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 eða 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ég er 28 nú). 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. ThomLomasSvara

    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. Takk aftur, Guð blessi.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezSvara

    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. ég er 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. Rómverjabréfið 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. Guð blessi þig,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.