Keď víťazi vyzerať ako porazení

Čo víťazi vyzerať? Sú vysoký alebo krátky? Čierna alebo biela? Silná alebo slabá? Myslím, že to záleží na tom, čo rozumieme pod pojmom “víťaz.”

Bol som vtiahnutý do príbehu jedného víťaza minulý mesiac ako čítanie zdĺhavý, ale pútavý životopis Michael Jordan. Detailný účet mi pripomenulo, prečo posadnutosť mnohých ľudí s ním hraničí uctievanie hrdinu. Mnoho vecí možno povedať o “jeho AIRNESS” ale nikto nemôže nikdy tvrdiť, že nie je víťaz. Vyzeral ako víťaz, než sa dostal všetky tie majstrovské prstene, hoci?

Ako ste si prečítať knihu, zdalo sa, vyplýva z detstva, že by majster. Či už to bol jeho vynikajúci hru ako malú ligy džbánu alebo ako junior univerzitného basketbalového hráča; Jeho rast vysoké školy spurt alebo jeho hra víťazný výstrel počas jeho prvého ročníka s UNC.

V čase, keď som sa dostal do kapitol o jeho šampionátov ako Chicago Bulls, neboli žiadne prekvapenie. Autor rozprával svoj príbeh takým spôsobom, aby dal jasne najavo,: Jordan sa narodil byť víťazom. A to je to, čo ho poznáme pre: vyhrávať šesť majstrovské prstene, päť MVP, a 14 Všetky vystúpenia é (nehovoriac o jeho bezproblémové vládu vo Športové topánka hry).

Tento druh nesporných vlády je to, čo zvyčajne prichádza ako prvý vybaví, keď si myslíme, “víťaz.” Ale ja chcem, aby sme ponechať priestor pre iný druh víťaza. Druh víťaza, ktorý nemá všetky predpoklady stať sa šampiónom. Druh víťaza, ktorého nedostatky sú pozoruhodné ako jeho silné stránky. Druh víťaza, ktorý vyzerá skôr ako porazený niekedy.

podmanil, ale Dobývanie

Budem úprimný s vami. Posledné dva roky boli úžasné, v mnohých ohľadoch, ale už tiež boli dosť ťažké. Ja som si užil silné manželstvo a začiatok dvoch malých životov. Mám zažiť radosť z pastoračného minsitry v zdravom kostole. Ale tiež som bol sužovaný so slabosťou. Je ťažké povedať zvonka, pretože niekedy mi zdá sa, že robí toľko dobrých vecí. Ale len keby ste mohli vidieť trochu bližšie.

Mám chronický únavový syndróm. viem, Nikdy som nepočul o tom skôr buď. Možno to je dôvod, prečo, keď mi to došlo, že sa cítil skôr ako Sucker Punch, než organizovaný záchvat. Na začiatku je to naozaj postihnutý Me Bol som len hore šesť hodín denne, a vyčerpaný na druhej osemnástich. Počas budúceho roka sa to lepšie, ale to mi ešte zostáva škrupinu, čo som býval. Žil som v posledných siedmich rokoch s nekonečným únavou. Úprimne nemôže spomenúť, kedy naposledy som sa cítil rested- ako moje batérie zomrel, ale nikdy dobíjať.

Energia je ako palivo, ktorý poháňa všetky oblasti nášho života. Potrebujeme to pre každú úlohu, každý rozhovor, každá myšlienka. A keď sa palivo je nízka, všetko znáša. Z nejakého dôvodu, moje telo mi nedovolí natankovať. Namiesto toho, moja nádrž zotrváva tesne nad bránou “E,” A snažím sa robiť to cez. Je to ma opustil probelhá každej oblasti svojho života.

Ja vám všetkým to hovorím, Nie pre vás súcit, ale napadnúť, ako si myslíte,. Niektorí môžu pozrieť na zmeškané termíny, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, a myslím,, “Muž, Tento človek stráca práve teraz.” Je to istý pocit straty, keď som musel zmeniť svoj život plány ešte raz, alebo povedať svojmu synovi, “Otecko je príliš unavený na to hrať práve teraz.” Klamal by som, keby som povedal, že to nie je odradzujúce a snažia. Ešte, Aj napriek tomu tvrdí, môj sladký víťazstvo.

nie, Nie som ten nadľudská silný druh víťaza; Som vlastne celkom slabý. Som iný druh víťaza. A mám podozrenie, že mnohí z vás sú príliš.

Rôzny druh Winner

mám víťazstvo, ale nie preto, že moja sila je to zaistené. Moje víťazstvo sa deje napriek svojimi slabosťami, Dokonca aj moje hriechy. Nie som víťaz, ktorý porazil nepriateľov a zaistil víťazstvo; Ja naozaj len ho dostal. Mám víťazstvo v Ježišovi.

Pavol to dá takto v Rimanom:

Ako je napísané, "Kvôli tebe sme zabíjaní celý deň; my sú považované za ovce na zabitie. "Nie, Vo všetkých týchto veciach sme viac ako víťazíme, skrze toho, ktorý nás zamiloval” (Romans 8:36-37).

Paul cituje Žalm 44, kde žalmista volá po Božiu pomoc v stredu súdu. A Pavol používa tento verš, aby svoje stanovisko, že nič nemôže vrátiť to, čo Boh urobil pre nás v Kristovi.

Jedným z najnápadnejších vecí je, že po uvedení hrozné veci: zabíjaní, zabitím, Pavol hovorí, že ani v tých vecí, ktoré sú dobyvatelia. Dokonca aj keď stratíme, budeme vyhrávať. Dokonca aj keď budeme bytia podmanilo tomto padlom svete, zostávame dobyvateľom skrze Ježiša. Tieto malé denné bitky neurčujú náš osud, pretože vojna už vyhral. Nie je to vám prinesie neuveriteľné nádeje? Ak budeme mať v Kristovi, sme naozaj nemôže stratiť.

Možno, ako ja, ste v období veľké problémy. Chcem vás povzbudiť, s niekoľkými spôsobov, ako si myslím, že o tejto skutočnosti.

1. Nepoužívajte len Pozrite sa na seba

Keď som stráviť môj deň sa zameria na mojej slabosti a reptania v mojom srdci, Len som kŕmiť svoje odvahy a palivo môj falošný pocit beznádeje. Keď som sa pozerať na mňa Myslím, že som stratil, ale keď som sa pozerať na Ježiša Pripomína mi to, že som vyhral. Keď bol porážať svojich nepriateľov, bol porážať je naším menom.

2. Nepoužívajte len Pozrite sa teraz

Keby som len sústrediť na dnešok alebo týchto posledných niekoľkých rokoch, Som v pokušení, že to je, ako to bude vždy. Ale Ježiš kúpil neuveriteľné veci pre mňa na kríži, ktoré som doteraz najskúsenejší. Viem, že Boh nedokonale teraz, ale ja sa s ním dokonale poznať neskôr. Bude mi dokonca dať zbrusu nové telo a zotrie všetky slzy.

Môžeme tiež byť v pokušení zamerať sa na tých, ktorí sa zdajú byť teraz výhru. Tí, ktorí nemajú rovnaké skúšky a prekážky, ktoré vždy Zdá sa, že nás trápi. Ale tím, ktorý vyhráva v treťom štvrťroku nie je vždy tím, ktorý vyhrá na konci. Mnoho ľudí sa zdajú byť víťazný každodenné bitky, ale ešte nie je dôveryhodný v ten, kto vyhral vojnu. Nepoužívajte len pozrieť na teraz.

Sladké víťazstvo

Michael Jordan ostáva jednou z najväčších a najobľúbenejších víťazov sme kedy videli. Existujú však aj väčšie výhry sa mal. A nikto z nás, čo to znamená vyhrať vojnu sami; Iba Kristus môže urobiť. On porazil všetky naše nepriateľov pre nás: bez, diabol, a smrť sama. Všetko, čo má pripojiť k tímu a ťažiť z jeho víťazstvo je odbočka z hriechu a dúfa v Spasiteľa. niekto, dokonca aj tie najslabšie z nás môže byť výhercovi.

To je pravda, ktorá bola v mojom srdci, keď som napísal tieto slová “Sladké víťazstvo”:

Víťaz nie je ten, ktorý vyhráva siedmej smene
Trofeje nechodí na tie, ktoré mám dobrý začiatok
Keď poviem, že som vyhral nemám na mysli tento deň som v
Mám na mysli ten deň, keď sivá obloha zatmívání, Potom som vyhral, ​​pretože som s ním kraľovať

Uistite sa, že vyzdvihnúť kópiu “Vzostup” keď sa vychádza 10.27.14!

AKCIE

36 komentáre

  1. Victoria Jonesodpoveď

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

  2. SteveLodpoveď

    výlet, 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.

  3. Lydiaodpoveď

    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 :)

  4. Deniseodpoveď

    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.

  5. duran Loweryodpoveď

    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.

  6. Patrickodpoveď

    výlet, 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.

  7. Charlanaodpoveď

    hej Trip,

    I truly enjoy your song “Sladké víťazstvo”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Boh ti žehnaj & your family & continued success to you!

  8. Chesterodpoveď

    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. tak, 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.

  9. christianodpoveď

    výlet! 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!

  10. Mackenderodpoveď

    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.

  11. Erica D. Clantonodpoveď

    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!

  12. isaiahodpoveď

    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.

  13. GabeTavianoodpoveď

    Thanks for being transparent, výlet. 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!!

  14. ChristyCappodpoveď

    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!

  15. Ježišodpoveď

    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” alebo “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..!

  16. Ashleyodpoveď

    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!

  17. Rachelodpoveď

    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. Ďakujem!

  18. julia trelaodpoveď

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

  19. Dinaodpoveď

    výlet, 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!

  20. Diodpoveď

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

  21. Gabkyodpoveď

    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!

  22. Latashaodpoveď

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. často, I don’t feel understood by family, priatelia, 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.

  23. TTuniqueodpoveď

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

  24. Timodpoveď

    výlet,
    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.

  25. Burtonodpoveď

    výlet,
    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.

  26. Femiodpoveď

    výlet, 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.

  27. Nateodpoveď

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

  28. ThomLomasodpoveď

    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, Boh žehnaj.

    -Thom L.

  29. Brandon Martinezodpoveď

    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. Boh ti žehnaj,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.