A, no te Titiro toa rite Losers

He aha e toa titiro rite? He roroa poto ranei ratou? Black ma ranei? Kaha ranei, he kahakore? Te mana'o nei e ahau, tei reira ki runga ki te mea tatou e te tikanga e “toa.”

I ngote ahau ki te kōrero o tetahi toa tenei marama mua rite te lau he roa, engari haurongo kukume o Michael Horano. faahaamana'o te pūkete taipitopito ahau he aha rohe pokenga o nga iwi maha ki a ia i runga i te haamoriraa hero. Ka taea te mea e pā ana ki nga mea maha “tona airness” engari tangata i taea ake titau kore ia te he toa. I titiro ia, ano he toa i mua ka e ia aua mowhiti taitara katoa, ahakoa?

A tai'o ai outou i te pukapuka, au ra te reira mārama i tona tamarikitanga e e waiho e ia he toa. Ahakoa ko e tona tākaro tino rite te oko kawenata iti rite te kaitākaro poitūkohu Varsity teina ranei; tona tupu oioi kura tiketike tona kēmu ranei toa i pere i roto i tona tau uluaki ki UNC.

E te wa ka e ahau ki nga pene e pā ana ki ona toa ano he Chicago Bull, i reira i kore ohorere. ka korerotia e te kaituhi tona aamu i roto i te ara e hanga mārama reira: whanau Horano i ki te waiho i te toa. Na e te aha e matau ana tatou ki a ia no te: toa mowhiti taitara ono, e rima MVPs, a 14 ahua Star katoa (e kore e ki te whakahua i tona kingitanga kaiwhakahe i roto i te kēmu hu sipoti).

Tenei ahua o te kingitanga kaiwhakahe ko te mea te nuinga o mai mahara tuatahi ki ina whakaaro tatou “toa.” Ko te hiahia ahau ki a tatou waiho ruma mo tetahi atu ahua o te toa. Te ahua o te toa nei e kore e whai i nga makings katoa o te toa. Te ahua o te toa nei paruparu e nui atu taa'eraa atu ana kaha. Te ahua o te toa e titiro atu ano he foi ētahi wā.

patua, engari Ikuna'i

ka waiho e ahau pono ki a koutou. i te rua tau whakamutunga kua mīharo i roto i te huarahi maha, engari kua hoki ratou i tino pakeke. kua koa ahau he faaipoiporaa kaha me te timatanga o te oraraa iti e rua. ua ahau ite i te hari o te minsitry pāriha i roto i te hahi hauora. Ko kua ano ahau kua whiua ki te ngoikore. te uaua hoki ki waho korero ki te tahi mau taime no te mea e ahau ki te kia mahi pera maha nga mea pai. Otiia, ki te anake koe i ahei te kite i te iti ofi.

E ahau syndrome rohirohi ma'i. e matau ana ahau ki, kore ahau i rongo o reira i mua rānei. Mahalo e te aha, no te patua reira ahau ua te reira atu rite te tokua Kahu atu te a'ee whakaritenga. I roto i te timatanga te reira tino huma moku i ahau anake ara mō te ono haora i te ra, ka pau hoki i te tahi atu ma waru. Neke atu i te te tau i muri mai i te tiki i te reira pai, engari waiho tonu te reira ahau he anga o te mea whakamahia ahau ki te kia. e whitu nga tau whakamutunga kua ora ahau ki te rohirohi'oku ta'e. Ahau e kore e tika e taea e mahara i te wa whakamutunga ua ahau rested- rite mate toku pūhiko, engari e kore whakahiko anō.

Energy Ko rite te wahie e mana nga rohe o to tatou ora. E hinaaro tatou i te reira no te nga mahi, whakahaere katoa, whakaaro katoa. A, no te he iti taua wahie, mamae katoa. No te tahi take, e kore e tukua toku tinana whakakī anō i ahau. Engari toitu tika i runga toku tank “E,” a tamata ahau ki te hanga i te reira i roto i. te waiho te reira i toitoti ahau i roto i nga rohe o toku ora.

korerotia e ahau ki tenei katoa koutou, e kore hoki koutou aroha, engari ki te wero pehea te whakaaro koe. kia titiro ētahi i te rā kati ngaro, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, a te whakaaro, “tangata, Kei te ngaro tenei taata tika inaianei.” Te reira i mohio mana'o rite ngaro ina whai ahau ki te huri i mahere toku ora ano ano korero ki taku tama ranei, “o ngenge rawa papa ki te tākaro tika i teie nei.” e kia ahau takoto ki te mea e ahau kahore i reira haaparuparu, me te tamata. Otiia, titau tonu ahau toku wikitoria reka.

No, e kore ahau te ahua kaha mahulu o te toa; Au mau ahau tino ngoikore. ahau he ahua rerekē o te toa. A mana'o ahau he tokomaha o koutou e rawa.

He Fa'ahinga rerekē o te Winner

mahi ahau i wikitoria, engari e kore e no te mea kua noaa te reira toku kaha. tupu taku wikitoria i roto i te noa'tu o oku ngoikoretanga, ara toku hara. e kore ahau te toa nei patua hoariri, ka whakauria te win; Ahau tino riro noa te reira. E ahau wikitoria i roto i a Ihu.

Paora e te reira rite tenei i roto i Roma:

Ka rite ki te mea i tuhituhia, "Kei te patua e matou te ra katoa hoki he whakaaro ki a koutou roa; kiia ana matou hei hipi e patua ana. "No, i roto i enei mea katoa hira ake te wikitoria ia te tangata i aroha ia tatou tatou e” (Romans 8:36-37).

taiku Paora Psalm 44, te wahi karanga te Sāmé i roto i te tauturu a te Atua i roto i te waenganui o te tamataraa. Na ka whakamahia e Paora e veesi ki te hanga i tona mata e taea tetahi mea wete kua mahi ki ta te Atua i mo tatou i roto i te Karaiti.

Ko tētahi o nga mea tino Tūrongo he e muri i te whakahua i nga mea whakamataku: i patua, te patua, ta Paora ara i roto i aua mea e te wikitoria ia tatou. Ahakoa ka ngaro tatou, e toa tatou. Ahakoa ka e te patua e matou i tenei ao hinga, noho tatou te wikitoria ia Ihu. E kore e nga whawhai iti rā whakatau i to tatou whakarau, no te mea kua oti riro te whawhai. E kore e kawea koutou tumanako whakaponohia? Ki te kei roto ia te Karaiti tatou, tatou e kore e tino taea ngaro.

pea, rite ahau, kei a koutou i roto i te wa o te fifi nui. e hiahia ana ahau ki te akiaki i a koutou ki te ara torutoru whakaaro ahau e pā ana ki tenei pono.

1. Kaua e titiro noa ki koe

A, no te noho ahau toku ra arotahi i runga i toku ngoikore, me te amuamu i roto i toku ngakau, whangai anake ahau toku ngakau, i penehīni ki toku tikanga teka o te hepohepo. A, no te matakitaki ahau i ahau whakaaro ahau kua ngaro ahau, engari ka titiro ahau i a Ihu au fakamanatu ahau e riro ahau. No ka hinga ia ona hoariri, I hinga ia ratou i runga i mo to tatou.

2. Kaua e titiro noa i Na

Ki te ahau anake te arotahi ki te i tenei ra enei mua tau torutoru ranei, Au whakamatautauria ahau ki te whakaaro ko tenei me pehea e tonu reira. Otira hokona a Ihu mea maere hoki ahau i runga i te ripeka e kore i ahau expereienced ano. e matau ana ahau ki te Atua tino whakaūhia inaianei, engari whiwhi ahau ki te mohio ki a ia maitai i muri mai. ka ara homai ki ahau e ia he waitohu tinana hou, me te muru atu oku roimata katoa.

taea hoki te whakamatautauria tatou ki te arotahi ki runga i te hunga e titiro ana ki te kia toa i teie nei. Te hunga e kore e nei i te taua mau tamataraa me hupehupe e titiro tonu ki te whiu a matou. Ko te kapa e ngā toa i roto i te hauwhā tuatoru kahore he tonu te kapa e toa i roto i te mutunga. mea rave rahi te iwi ki te kia toa i te whawhai rā, heoi kihai i ratou i whakawhirinaki i roto i te Mea e riro ngā te whawhai. Kaua e titiro noa i teie nei.

Victory Sweet

Michael Horano tonu tetahi o nga toa rahi me tino rongonui kua tatou i kite ake. Ko reira he whakauru nui ki te kia i. Na ka tetahi o tatou kua mea e te reira ki te riro i te whawhai tatou; e nehenehe e rave e te Karaiti anake. ngā patua katoa o tatou hoariri ia mo tatou: kahore, Satani, me te mate ano. Katoa e te reira ki te uru atu i te kapa, me te painga i ona toa e tahuri i te hara, me te whakawhirinaki i roto i te Faaora. tangata, ara te paruparu i roto ia tatou e nehenehe e toa.

Ko te pono i roto i toku ngakau, ina tuhituhia e ahau i enei kupu i roto i tenei “Victory Sweet”:

E kore te mea te victor te tangata ngā toa e whitu o taime
e kore e tohu haere ki nga mea e ka te timatanga pai
A, no te mea e ahau riro ahau e kore ahau e te tikanga ahau i roto i tenei ra
tikanga e ahau i taua ra, ina memeha atu te rangi hina, katahi ahau au toa 'take kingi ahau ki a ia

Hanga tino ki te tiki ake i te tārua o “whakatika” ina tae mai te reira i roto i 10.27.14!

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36 kōrero

  1. LiamWhakautu

    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 JonesWhakautu

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

  3. SteveLWhakautu

    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. LydiaWhakautu

    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. DeniseWhakautu

    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, Amine.

  6. duran LoweryWhakautu

    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. PatrickWhakautu

    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. VinceWhakautu

    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. CharlanaWhakautu

    Hey Trip,

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

  10. ChesterWhakautu

    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. Na, 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. christianWhakautu

    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. MitchWhakautu

    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. MackenderWhakautu

    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. ClantonWhakautu

    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. isaiahWhakautu

    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. GabeTavianoWhakautu

    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. ChristyCappWhakautu

    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. IhuWhakautu

    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” ranei “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. AshleyWhakautu

    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. Mauruuru no te faaiteraa i, 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. RaheraWhakautu

    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. He pera pai te Atua. 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. Mauruuru koe!

  21. Julia RiebWhakautu

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

  22. DinaWhakautu

    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. Blessings to you, Bro!

  23. DiWhakautu

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

  24. GabkyWhakautu

    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. LatashaWhakautu

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

    Te aroha noa me te rangimarie,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniqueWhakautu

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

    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. BurtonWhakautu

    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. FemiWhakautu

    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. NateWhakautu

    Trip,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 ranei 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ahau 28 inaianei). 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. ThomLomasWhakautu

    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. mihi ano, manaaki te Atua.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezWhakautu

    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. manaaki te Atua ia koe,koutou wahine,and children in all your days and all you do.