Kad Uzvarētāji Look Like zaudētāji

Ko uzvarētāji izskatās? Vai tie garš vai īss? Melns vai balts? Stipra vai vāja? Es domāju, tas atkarīgs no tā, ko mēs saprotam ar “uzvarētājs.”

Man bija iesūc stāstu par vienu uzvarētāju pagājušajā mēnesī kā lasīt ilgstošs, bet iesaistīties biogrāfiju Michael Jordan. Detalizēts pārskats man atgādināja, kāpēc daudzi cilvēki ir apsēstība ar viņu robežojas varonis dievkalpojumu. Daudzas lietas var teikt par “viņa Airness” bet neviens varētu kādreiz apgalvot viņš nav uzvarētājs. Vai viņš izskatās uzvarētājs, pirms viņš ieguva visus šos čempionāta gredzeni, tomēr?

Kā jūs lasīt grāmatu, šķita skaidrs, no viņa bērnības, ka viņš varētu būt čempions. Vai tas bija nenosegto spēlēt kā mazliet līgā krūka vai kā junioru universitāte basketbolists; viņa vidusskolas izaugsmes strūkla vai viņa spēli uzvarētāju nošāva viņa pirmkursnieks gadu ar UNC laikā.

Ar laiku es saņēmu uz nodaļām par savu čempionātu kā Čikāgas Bull, nebija pārsteigumiem. Autore pastāstīja savu stāstu tādā veidā, kas skaidri: Jordan dzimis, lai būtu uzvarētājs. Un tas, ko mēs zinām par viņu: uzvarot sešas čempionāta gredzeni, pieci MVPs, un 14 Visi Star šķietamību (nemaz nerunājot par viņa bezstrīdus valdīšanas šajā sporta apavu spēles).

Šis bezstrīdus valdīšanas veids ir tas, kas parasti nāk prātā pirmais, kad mēs domājam “uzvarētājs.” Bet es vēlos, lai mēs jāatstāj cita veida uzvarētāju. Par uzvarētāju veids, kas nav visas dotības čempions. Par uzvarētāju veida kuru trūkumi ir vairāk ievērības cienīgs nekā viņa stiprās puses. Par uzvarētāju veids, kas izskatās vairāk kā zaudētājs dažreiz.

iekaroja, bet iekarošana

Es būšu godīgs ar jums. Pēdējie divi gadi ir bijuši pārsteidzošs daudzējādā ziņā, bet tie esam arī bijuši diezgan grūti. Man patika spēcīgu laulību un sākumā divu maz dzīvi. Esmu piedzīvot prieku pastorālo minsitry veselīgā baznīcā. Bet es esmu arī ir plagued ar vājumu. Tas ir grūti, lai nepiederošas pateikt dažreiz, jo man šķiet, dara tik daudz labas lietas. Bet, ja tikai jūs varētu redzēt mazliet tuvāk.

Man ir hroniska noguruma sindroms. Es zinu, Man nekad nebija dzirdējuši par to pirms, vai nu. Varbūt tas ir tāpēc, kad tas skāra mani tas jutās vairāk kā zīdējs perforators nekā organizētā bout. Sākumā tas tiešām apgrūtina me Man bija tikai nomodā sešas stundas dienā, un izsmelti par otru astoņpadsmit. Nākamo gadu tā labāk, bet tas joprojām atstāja man čaulu, ko es mēdzu būt. Es esmu dzīvojis pēdējos septiņus gadus ar nebeidzama nogurumu. Es godīgi nevaru atcerēties pēdējo reizi, kad es jutos rested- patīk mana baterija nomira, bet nekad uzlādēt.

Enerģija ir kā degviela, kas pilnvaras visās jomās mūsu dzīvi. Mums tā ir vajadzīga katram uzdevumam, katru saruna, katrs doma. Un, kad tas degviela ir zems, viss cieš. Kāda iemesla dēļ, mans ķermenis neļaus man uzpildītu degvielu. Tā vietā, lai mana tvertne lingers tieši virs “E,” un es cenšos darīt to caur. Tas ir atstājis mani klibo caur katrā jomā manā dzīvē.

Es jums to visu pateikt, nav jūsu simpātijas, bet lai apstrīdētu to, kā jūs domājat. Daži var apskatīt nokavēti termiņi, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, un domāju, ka, “vīrietis, šis puisis zaudē tiesības tagad.” Tas pārliecināts jūtas kā zaudēt, kad man ir mainīt savu dzīvi plānus atkal vai pateikt mans dēls, “Daddy ir pārāk noguris, lai spēlēt tieši tagad.” Es melotu, ja man teica, tas nav atturēt un mēģina. vēl, Es joprojām apgalvo mana saldu uzvaru.

Nē, Es neesmu pārcilvēcisks spēcīga veida uzvarētājs; Es tiešām diezgan vāja. Es esmu dažāda veida uzvarētājs. Un man ir aizdomas, daudzi no jums ir pārāk.

Dažāda veida Winner

Man ir uzvara, bet ne tāpēc, ka mans spēks ir nodrošinājusi to. Mana uzvara notiek, neskatoties uz maniem trūkumiem, pat mani grēki. Es neesmu uzvarētājs, kurš sakāva ienaidnieki un nodrošināja uzvaru; Es tiešām tikko saņēmis. Man uzvaru Jēzū.

Paul liek to, kā šis Romiešiem:

Kā tas ir rakstīts, "Jūsu dēļ mēs tiekam nogalināti augu dienu; mēs uzskata par aitām nokaut. "Nē, jo visām šīm lietām, mēs esam vairāk nekā iekarotājiem caur Viņu, kas mūs mīlējis” (Romans 8:36-37).

Paul citē Psalmi 44, kur psalmists sauc pēc Dieva palīdzību vidū izmēģinājuma. Un Pāvils izmanto šo dzejolis, lai padarītu savu viedokli, ka nekas nevar atsaukt to, ko Dievs ir darījis mūs Kristū.

Viens no spilgtākajiem lietām ir tā, ka pēc tam, kad pieminēt šausminošas lietas: nogalināti, nokaujot, Pāvils saka pat šīm lietām mēs esam iekarotāji. Pat tad, kad mēs zaudējam, mēs esam uzvarētāju. Pat tad, kad mēs esam to iekaroja šo kritušo pasaulē, mēs joprojām iekarotāji caur Jēzu. Mazie ikdienas cīņas nenosaka mūsu likteni, jo karš jau ir uzvarējis. Vai nav, ka nest neticamu cerību? Ja mēs esam Kristū, mēs tiešām nevaram zaudēt.

Var būt, kā es, tu esi sezonā lielām grūtībām. Es vēlos mudināt jūs ar dažiem veidiem, es domāju par šo patiesību.

1. Vai ne tikai apskatīt You

Kad es pavadīt savu dienu, koncentrējoties uz manu vājumu un grumbling manā sirdī, Es tikai pabarotu savu drosmes un degvielas manu nepareizu priekšstatu par bezcerības. Kad es skatās uz mani, es domāju, ka es esmu zaudējis, bet, kad es skatos Jēzū es esmu atgādināja, ka es uzvarētu. Kad viņš tika pārspēja viņa ienaidnieki, viņš pārspēja tos mūsu vārdā.

2. Vai ne tikai apskatīt Tagad

Ja es tikai koncentrēties uz šodien vai šajos pēdējos gados, Es esmu kārdinājums domāt, tas ir, kā tas vienmēr būs. Bet Jēzus iegādājies neticamas lietas par mani pie krusta, ka man nav expereienced vēl. Es zinu Dievu nepilnīgi tagad, bet es iepazīt viņu perfekti vēlāk. Viņš būs pat man pavisam jaunu ķermeni un noslaucīt prom visas manas asaras.

Mēs varam būt arī kārdinājums koncentrēties uz tiem, kas, šķiet, ir uzvarētāju tagad. Tie, kas nav tās pašas izmēģinājumus un neveiksmēm, kas vienmēr šķiet plague mums. Bet komanda, kas uzvar trešajā ceturksnī ne vienmēr ir komanda, kas uzvar beigās. Daudzi cilvēki, šķiet, uzvarēt ikdienas cīņas, bet tie nav uzticējās To, kurš uzvarēja karu. Vai ne tikai apskatīt tagad.

Sweet Victory

Michael Jordan joprojām ir viens no lielākajiem un populārākajiem uzvarētājiem mēs jebkad esam redzējuši. Bet ir lielākas uzvaras, kas bija. Un neviens no mums ir, ko tā veic, lai uzvarētu karā sevi; Tikai Kristus var darīt. Viņš sakāva visus mūsu ienaidniekiem mums: bez, sātans, un nāve pati. Viss, kas nepieciešams, lai pievienotos komandai un gūt labumu no viņa uzvarām ir pagrieziena no grēka un uzticoties Glābējam. ikviens, pat vājākais starp mums var būt ieguvēji.

Tā ir patiesība, ka bija manā sirdī, kad es rakstīju šos vārdus “Sweet Victory”:

Uzvarētājs ir nevis tas, kas ir uzvarētāju septīto inning
Trofejas neiet uz tiem, kas ieguvuši labu sākumu
Kad es saku es win es nedomāju šodien es esmu
Es domāju, ka dienā, kad pelēkās debesis fade out, tad es esmu uzvarētāju "izraisīt es valdīs kopā ar Viņu

Pārliecinieties, lai pick up kopiju “pieaugt” kad runa ir out 10.27.14!

AKCIJAS

36 komentāri

  1. Liamatbildēt

    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 Jonesatbildēt

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

  3. SteveLatbildēt

    ceļojums, 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. Lydiaatbildēt

    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. Deniseatbildēt

    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, āmen.

  6. duran Loweryatbildēt

    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. Patrickatbildēt

    ceļojums, 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. Vinceatbildēt

    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. Charlanaatbildēt

    Hey Trip,

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

  10. Chesteratbildēt

    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. Tātad, 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. christianatbildēt

    ceļojums! 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. Mitchatbildēt

    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. Mackenderatbildēt

    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. Clantonatbildēt

    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. isaiahatbildēt

    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. GabeTavianoatbildēt

    Thanks for being transparent, ceļojums. 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. ChristyCappatbildēt

    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. Jēzusatbildēt

    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” vai “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. Ashleyatbildēt

    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. Rachelatbildēt

    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. Paldies!

  21. Julia Riebatbildēt

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

  22. Dinaatbildēt

    ceļojums, 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. Diatbildēt

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

  24. Gabkyatbildēt

    pārsteigt. 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. Latashaatbildēt

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. bieži, I don’t feel understood by family, draugi, 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 un Miera,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniqueatbildēt

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

    ceļojums,
    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. Burtonatbildēt

    ceļojums,
    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. Femiatbildēt

    ceļojums, 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. Nateatbildēt

    ceļojums,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 vai 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (Es esmu 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. ThomLomasatbildēt

    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, God bless.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezatbildēt

    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. 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. God bless you,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.