Atunci când câștigătorii arata ca Losers

Ce câștigătorii arata? Sunt înalt sau scurt? Negru sau alb? Puternic sau slab? Cred că depinde de ceea ce înțelegem prin “câştigător.”

Am fost aspirat în povestea unuia câștigător luna care a trecut ca citit o lungă, dar biografia angajarea Michael Jordan. Cont detaliat mi-a amintit de ce obsesia multor oameni cu el se învecinează cu cult erou. Multe lucruri se poate spune despre “Airness lui” dar nimeni nu putea pretinde vreodată că nu este un câștigător. Ți-a arăta ca un câștigător înainte de a luat toate aceste inele de campionat, deşi?

Pe măsură ce citiți cartea, părea clar din copilărie că el ar fi un campion. Fie că a fost jocul său remarcabil ca un ulcior liga mica sau ca un jucător de baschet Varsity junior; puseu său de creștere de liceu sau jocul său câștigător împușcat în timpul primul său an cu UNC.

Până când am ajuns la capitolele despre campionatele sale ca Chicago Bull, nu au existat surprize. Autorul a spus povestea lui într-un mod care a făcut-o clar: Jordan sa născut pentru a fi un câștigător. Și asta e ceea ce noi îl știm: câștigând șase inele de campionat, cinci MVP, și 14 Toate aparențele stele (să nu mai vorbim de domnia lui neintrecut in joc de pantofi sport).

Acest tip de domnie necontestată este ceea ce de obicei vine în minte în primul rând, atunci când ne gândim “câştigător.” Dar eu vreau ca noi să lase loc pentru un alt tip de câștigător. Genul de câștigător care nu are toate atuurile unui campion. Genul de câștigător ale cărui puncte slabe sunt mai demn de remarcat decât punctele sale forte. Genul de câștigător, care arata mai mult ca un ratat, uneori,.

ocupat, dar Cucerind

O să fiu sincer cu tine. Ultimii doi ani au fost uimitoare în multe feluri, dar au fost, de asemenea, destul de greu. M-am bucurat de o căsnicie puternică și începutul a două vieți mici. Am experimenta bucuria de a minsitry pastorale într-o biserică sănătoasă. Dar am fost, de asemenea, afectate de slăbiciune. Este greu pentru cei din afară să spun, uneori, pentru că se pare că fac atât de multe lucruri bune. Dar, dacă ai putea vedea un pic mai aproape.

Am sindromul de oboseală cronică. stiu, Am auzit niciodată de ea înainte, fie. Poate de aceea, atunci când mi-a lovit simțit mai mult ca un pumn fraier decât un meci organizat. La început, într-adevăr am fost dezavantajat-media doar treaz timp de șase ore pe zi, și epuizat pentru celelalte optsprezece. Pe parcursul anului următor ea a primit mai bine, dar încă mi-a lăsat-o coajă de ceea ce am folosit pentru a fi. Am trăit în ultimii șapte ani, cu o stare de oboseala neverending. Sincer, nu-mi amintesc ultima dată când m-am simțit ca și rested- bateria mea a murit, dar niciodată nu reîncărcat.

Energia este ca și combustibilul care alimentează fiecare domeniu al vieții noastre. Avem nevoie de ea pentru fiecare sarcină, fiecare conversație, fiecare gând. Iar atunci când acel combustibil este redus, totul suferă. Dintr-un anumit motiv, corpul meu nu mă va lăsa să realimenteze. În schimb rezervor meu zăbovește chiar deasupra “E,” și încerc să-l facă prin. Se ma lasat schiopatand prin fiecare domeniu al vieții mele.

Eu vă spun, nu pentru simpatia ta, dar, pentru a contesta modul în care crezi. Unii pot uita la termenele ratate, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, și gândește-te, “Om, acest tip este de a pierde chiar acum.” Sigur că simte ca pierde atunci când trebuie să se schimbe planurile mele de viață încă o dată sau spune fiului meu, “Tati e prea obosit ca să se joace chiar acum.” Aș minți dacă aș spune că nu a fost descurajator și încercarea. Dar totusi, Eu încă revendica victoria mea dulce.

Nu, Nu sunt genul supraumană puternic de câștigător; Sunt de fapt destul de slab. Sunt un alt tip de câștigător. Și, bănuiesc că mulți dintre voi sunteți prea.

Un alt fel de câștigător

Eu nu am victorie, dar nu pentru că puterea mea a asigurat-l. Victoria mea se întâmplă în ciuda slăbiciunile mele, chiar și păcatele mele. Nu sunt învingătorul care a învins dușmanii și a asigurat victoria; Chiar tocmai a primit. Am biruință în Isus.

Pavel spune ca acest lucru în Romani:

După cum este scris, "De dragul tău suntem uciși toată ziua; suntem socotiți ca niște oi sacrificate. "Nu, în toate aceste lucruri noi suntem mai mult decât biruitori, prin Acela care ne-a iubit” (Romani 8:36-37).

Pavel citează Psalmul 44, în cazul în care psalmistul strigă ajutorul lui Dumnezeu în mijlocul procesului. Iar Pavel folosește acest verset pentru a face punctul său că nimic nu se poate anula ceea ce a făcut Dumnezeu pentru noi în Hristos.

Unul dintre cele mai uimitoare lucruri este că, după ce menționează lucruri teribile: fiind ucis, fiind sacrificate, Pavel spune chiar și în acele lucruri noi suntem biruitori. Chiar și atunci când pierdem, suntem câștigătoare. Chiar și atunci când suntem cucerit de această lume căzută, vom rămâne biruitori prin Isus. Micile lupte de zi cu zi, nu determină soarta noastră, pentru că războiul a fost deja câștigat. Nu că aduce speranță incredibil? Dacă suntem în Hristos, Chiar nu ne putem pierde.

Poate, ca mine, vă aflați într-un sezon de mare dificultate. Vreau să vă încurajez cu câteva modalități prin care mă gândesc acest adevăr.

1. Nu te uita doar la tine

Când petrec ziua mea concentrându-se pe slăbiciunea mea și mormăind în inima mea, Mă hrănesc doar descurajare mea și alimentează sentimentul meu fals de disperare. Atunci când mă uit la mine cred că am pierdut, dar când mă uit la Isus, mi-am amintit că am câștigat. Când el a fost înfrângerea dușmanii săi, el a fost învingându-i în numele nostru.

2. Nu te uita doar la acest moment

În cazul în care mă concentrez doar pe ziua de azi sau în ultimii ani, Sunt tentat să cred că acest lucru este modul în care va fi întotdeauna. Dar Isus a cumpărat lucruri de necrezut pentru mine pe cruce pe care nu l-am expereienced încă. Știu că Dumnezeu acum imperfectly, dar am să-l cunosc perfect mai târziu. Va chiar da-mi un corp de brand nou și șterge toate lacrimile mele.

De asemenea, putem fi tentat să se concentreze asupra celor care par să fie câștigătoare acum. Cei care nu au aceleași încercări și obstacole, care întotdeauna par să ne ciuma. Dar echipa care câștigă în al treilea trimestru nu este întotdeauna echipa care câștigă în cele din urmă. Mulți oameni par să fie câștigătoare luptele de zi cu zi, dar ei nu au avut încredere în Cel care a câștigat războiul. Nu te uita doar la acum.

Victorie dulce

Michael Jordan rămâne una dintre cele mai mari și cele mai populare câștigătorii care le-am văzut vreodată. Dar există câștiguri mai mari pentru a fi avut. Si nici unul dintre noi a ceea ce este nevoie pentru a câștiga războiul pe noi înșine; numai Hristos poate face acest lucru. El a învins toți dușmanii noștri pentru noi: fără, Satana, și însăși moartea. Tot ce trebuie să se alăture echipei și să beneficieze de câștigurile sale este întoarcerea de la păcat și de încredere în Salvator. Oricine, chiar și cei mai slabi dintre noi pot fi câștigători.

Acesta este adevărul care a fost în inima mea când am scris aceste cuvinte în “Victorie dulce”:

Învingătorul nu este cel care a câștigat reprizei a șaptea
Trofeele nu merg la cei care au primit un bun început
Când spun că câștig nu mă refer la această zi Sunt în
Vreau să spun că ziua când cerul gri se estompeze, atunci voi câștiga pentru că am domni cu el

Asigurați-vă că pentru a ridica o copie a “Creştere” când iese 10.27.14!

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36 comentarii

  1. LiamRăspuns

    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 JonesRăspuns

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

  3. SteveLRăspuns

    călătorie, 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. LydiaRăspuns

    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. DeniseRăspuns

    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 LoweryRăspuns

    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. PatrickRăspuns

    călătorie, 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. VinceRăspuns

    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. CharlanaRăspuns

    Hey Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “Victorie dulce”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Dumnezeu sa te binecuvanteze & your family & continued success to you!

  10. ChesterRăspuns

    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. Asa de, 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. christianRăspuns

    călătorie! 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. MitchRăspuns

    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. MackenderRăspuns

    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. ClantonRăspuns

    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. isaiahRăspuns

    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. GabeTavianoRăspuns

    Thanks for being transparent, călătorie. 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. ChristyCappRăspuns

    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. IisusRăspuns

    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” sau “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. AshleyRăspuns

    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. RachelRăspuns

    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. Mulțumesc!

  21. Julia RiebRăspuns

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

  22. DinaRăspuns

    călătorie, 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. DiRăspuns

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

  24. GabkyRăspuns

    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. LatashaRăspuns

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. De multe ori, I don’t feel understood by family, prieteni, 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. TTuniqueRăspuns

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

    călătorie,
    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. BurtonRăspuns

    călătorie,
    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. femiRăspuns

    călătorie, 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. NateRăspuns

    călătorie,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 sau 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (Sunt 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. ThomLomasRăspuns

    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, Dumnezeu să ajute.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezRăspuns

    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. Romani 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. Dumnezeu sa te binecuvanteze,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.