Nalika Winners Deleng Kaya kapitunan

Apa pemenang katon kaya? Apa wong-wong dhuwur utawa cendhak? Ireng utawa putih? Rosa apa ringkih? Aku guess iku gumantung ing apa kita nedya by “juara.”

Aku iki di sedot menyang crita siji juara iki sasi kepungkur minangka maca dhowo, nanging biography makarya saka Michael Jordan. Akun rincian ngilingake kula kok obsesi akeh wong kang karo wong wewatesan ing pangibadah pahlawan. Akeh iku bisa ngandika bab “airness kang” nanging oleh tau bisa ngeklaim kang ora juara. Apa kang katon kaya juara sadurunge tak kabeh sing rings juara, sanadyan?

Sing maca buku, ketoke cetha saka kanak-kanak kang bakal juara. Apa sing ana play pinunjul minangka picer Liga sethitik utawa minangka pemain basket junior Varsity; spurt wutah SMA utawa game kang menang dijupuk sak taun anyar karo UNC.

Miturut wektu aku tak menyang bab-bab bab kompetisi kang minangka Chicago Bull, ana surprises. Penulis marang crita ing cara sing digawe iku cetha: Jordan lair dadi juara. Lan apa kita sumurup marang Panjenengané kanggo: menang enem rings juara, limang MVPs, lan 14 Kabeh penampilan Star (ora kanggo sebutno mrentah unchallenged ing game sepatu atletik).

Iki jenis mrentah unchallenged apa biasane nerangake pikiran pisanan nalika kita mikir “juara.” Nanging Aku pengin kita ninggalake kamar kanggo liyane jenis juara. Jenis juara sing ora duwe makings juara. Jenis juara kang kelemahane luwih ngremenaken saka kekiyatan kang. Jenis juara sing katon liyane kaya wong bodho kadhangkala.

conquered, nanging nelukaken

Aku bakal jujur ​​karo sampeyan. Suwene rong taun wis apik tenan cara akeh, nanging uga wis cantik hard. Aku wis sante marriage kuwat lan awal loro urip sethitik. Aku wis nemu kabungahan minsitry pastoral ing gréja sehat. Nanging aku wis uga kena ing bebendu kekirangan. Iku hard kanggo njaba marang kadang amarga aku koyone mengkono supaya akeh iku apik. Nanging yen mung sampeyan bisa ndeleng sethitik nyedhaki.

Aku duwe sindrom lemes nemen. aku ngerti, Aku wis tau krungu saka iku sadurunge salah siji. Mungkin tumrape nalika mencet kula felt kaya doyo bajingan saka bab diatur. Ing awal iku pancene cacad me- aku mung awake kanggo enem jam dina, lan kesel kanggo liyane wolulas. Liwat ing taun sabanjuré iku durung njaluk luwih apik, nanging isih ninggal Aku Nihan apa Aku digunakake kanggo dadi. Aku wis urip ing pitung taun pungkasan karo lemes Neverending. Aku sajujure ora bisa ngelingi wektu suwene aku felt rested- kaya sandi baterei seda, nanging ora recharged.

Energy kaya bahan bakar sing kakuwasan saben wilayah gesang kita. Kita kudu kanggo saben tugas, saben obrolan, saben pamikiran. Lan nalika bahan bakar sing kurang, kabeh ciloko. Kanggo sawetara alesan, awak ora nglilani kula ngisi bensin. Nanging tank sandi lingers tengen ndhuwur “e,” lan aku nyoba kanggo nggawe iku liwat. Iku kiwa kula limping liwat saben wilayah gesang kawula.

Aku pitutur marang kowe kabeh iki, ora kanggo simpati Panjenengan, nanging kanggo tantangan carane mikir. Sawetara bisa katon ing wates ora kejawab, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, lan mikir, “Man, wong iki rusak sapunika.” Iku manawa ngrasa kaya rusak nalika aku kudu ngganti plans urip durung maneh utawa marang anakku, “Daddy kang banget kesel muter sapunika.” Aku bakal lying yen aku ngomong iku ora Kawuningana lan nyoba. Nanging, Aku isih ngaku kamenangan manis sandi.

Ora, Aku ora jenis superhuman kuwat saka juara; Aku bener cantik banget. Aku apik macem juara. Aku Suspect akeh banget.

A Kind Beda Winner

Aku duwe kamenangan, nanging ora amarga kekuatan sandi wis aman iku. kamenangan Kula mengkono ing éwadéné kaapesanku, malah dosa kawula. Aku ora Victor sing ngalahaké nglawan lan aman menang; Aku pancene mung ditampa iku. Aku duwe kamenangan ing Gusti Yesus.

Paulus nempatno kaya iki ing Rum:

Kaya kang katulis, "Margi Paduka, kawula kang matèni muput; kita dianggep minangka wedhus sembelehan. "Ora, ing iku mau kabeh kita luwih saka menang liwat wong sing tresna marang kita” (Rum 8:36-37).

Paul quotes Jabur 44, ngendi Kowé wis ngabarké kanggo Gusti Allah ing satengahe nyoba. Lan Paul migunakake ayat sing kanggo nggawe titik sing apa-apa bisa batalaken apa wis rampung Allah kanggo kita ana ing Sang Kristus.

Salah siji bab sing paling striking punika sawise nyebutke iku elek: kang matèni, kang gugur, Paulus ngandika malah tumrap kita menang. Malah nalika kita kelangan, kita lagi menang. Malah nalika kita lagi kang ditelukaké déning donya tiba iki, kita tetep menang liwat Gusti Yésus. Mungsuhan dina cilik ora nemtokake nasib kita, amarga perang wis menang. Ora sing nggawa sampeyan pangarep-arep luar biasa? Yen kita lagi ing Kristus, kita saestu ora bisa ilang.

Mungkin, kaya kula, sampeyan lagi ing mangsa kang gedhe kangelan. Aku pengin kasurung karo sawetara cara aku mikir bab bebener iki.

1. Aja Cukup Deleng ing Sampeyan

Nalika aku nglampahi dina sandi ngarahke ing kekirangan lan pada pating ing atiku, Aku mung Feed discouragement lan bahan bakar raos palsu saka hopelessness. Nalika aku mentheleng ing kula aku wis ilang, nanging nalika aku mentheleng ing Gusti Yesus Aku ngilingake sing aku menang. Nalika piyambakipun ngasoraken ingkang nglawan, piyambakipun ngawonaken ing kita atas.

2. Aja Cukup Deleng ing Saiki

Yen aku mung fokus ing dina utawa iki sawetara taun kepungkur, Aku digodha kanggo mikir iki carane bakal tansah dadi. Nanging Gusti Yesus dituku iku temenan kanggo kula ing salib sing aku wis ora expereienced durung. Aku ngerti Gusti Allah imperfectly saiki, nanging aku njaluk ngerti wong sampurna mengko. Malah bakal menehi kula account awak anyar lan ngilangke eluhé sandi.

Kita uga bisa digodha kanggo fokus ing wong-wong sing koyone menang saiki. Wong-wong sing ora duwe trials lan setbacks sing padha tansah koyone Wewelak kita. Nanging tim sing menang ing waktu katelu ora tansah tim sing menang ing mburi. Akeh wong koyone menang perang dina, nanging padha ora pracaya kang iku menang perang. Aja mung katon ing saiki.

manis Victory

Michael Jordan tetep siji saka paling lan paling populer pemenang kita wis tau weruh. Nanging ana menang ageng kanggo bakal padha. Lan ora ana sing wis apa iku njupuk kanggo menang perang dhéwé; mung Kristus bisa apa sing. Kang kalah kabeh mungsuh kita: tanpa, Iblis, lan pati dhewe. Kabeh iku njupuk kanggo melu ing tim lan entuk manfaat saka menang ngowahi saka dosa lan pitados ing Juruwilujeng. sapa, malah paling lemah antara kita bisa pemenang.

Iki bebener sing ana ing atiku nalika aku wrote tembung iki ing “manis Victory”:

Victor ora kang iku menang inning kapitu
Tropi ora menyang gedhe-gedhe sing tak awal apik
Nalika aku ngomong aku menang aku ora ateges dina iki Aku
Maksudku dina sing nalika langit werna abu-abu disuramkan, banjur aku menang 'sabab aku mrentah karo wong

Priksa manawa kanggo Pick munggah salinan “munggah” nalika metu 10.27.14!

Enggo bareng

36 komentar

  1. LiamReply

    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 JonesReply

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

  3. SteveLReply

    trip, 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. LydiaReply

    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. DeniseReply

    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, Amin.

  6. duran LoweryReply

    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. PatrickReply

    trip, 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. VinceReply

    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. CharlanaReply

    Hey Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “manis Victory”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Gusti Allah mberkahi kowé & your family & continued success to you!

  10. ChesterReply

    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. dadi, 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. christianReply

    trip! 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. MitchReply

    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. MackenderReply

    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. ClantonReply

    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. isaiahReply

    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. GabeTavianoReply

    Thanks for being transparent, trip. 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. ChristyCappReply

    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. Gusti YesusReply

    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” utawa “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. AshleyReply

    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. Matur nuwun kanggo nuduhake, 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. RachelReply

    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. Matur nuwun!

  21. Julia maReply

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

  22. DinaReply

    trip, 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. Pangestune kanggo sampeyan, bro!

  23. DiReply

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

  24. GabkyReply

    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. LatashaReply

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. asring, I don’t feel understood by family, kanca, 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. TTuniqueReply

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

    trip,
    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. BurtonReply

    trip,
    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. FemiReply

    trip, 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. NateReply

    trip,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 utawa 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (Aku 28 saiki). 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.

    Tansah munggah karya becik. I’ll be praying for you.

  31. ThomLomasReply

    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, Gusti mberkahi.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezReply

    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. kula 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. Rum 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. Gusti Allah mberkahi kowé,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.