Ina ua manumalo Vaai pei Losers

Le a se mea vaai manumalo e pei o? Pe o latou umi pe puupuu? Black po sinasina? Malosi pe vaivai? Ou te matea e faalagolago i mea tatou uiga e “manumalo.”

Sa ou sucked i le tala i se tasi manumalo lenei masina ua mavae o se faitau a umi, ae talaaga manaia o Michael Jordan. O le tala auiliili faamanatu mai pe aisea tele mālie o tagata faatasi ma ia i tuaoi i luga o le tapuaʻiga toa. e mafai ona fai o mea e uiga i le tele o “lona airness” ae leai se tasi e mafai ona e fai mai o ia o le a manumalo. Na ia vaai e pei o se tagata e manumalo i luma na ia maua mama i latou uma siamupini, e ui ina?

Ao e faitau i le tusi, sa foliga manino mai le laitiiti o le a ia a siamupini. Pe o ona tala mataʻina o se sioki liki laiti po o se tagata taalo pasiketipolo laiti varsity; lona spurt maualuga tuputupu ae le aoga po o lana taaloga manumalo fana i le taimi o lona tausaga muamua i UNC.

O le taimi na ou taunuu ai i le mataupu e uiga i lana suega siamupini o se Bull Chicago, e leai se mea e faateia. taʻu atu e le tusitala lana tala i se auala e faia manino ai: na fanau mai o Ioritana e avea o se tagata e manumalo. Ma o le mea lena ua tatou iloa ai o ia mo: manumalo ono mama siamupini, lima MVPs, ma 14 foliga Star uma (ae le taʻua lana nofoaiga unchallenged i le taaloga seevae afeleti).

O lenei ituaiga o le nofoaiga unchallenged o le mea e masani lava ona oo mai i le mafaufau muamua pe a tatou mafaufau “manumalo.” Ae ou te fia i tatou e tuua le potu mo se isi ituaiga o le manumalo. O le ituaiga o le manumalo e le maua makings uma o se siamupini. O le ituaiga o le manumalo o lona vaivaiga e sili atu ona ofoofogia nai lo lona malosiaga. O le ituaiga o tagata e manumalo e foliga mai e pei o se tagata lusi o nisi taimi e.

faatoilaloina, ae Faatoilaloina

Le a ou le faamaoni ia te oe. ua maoae le tele o tausaga mulimuli e lua i le tele o auala, ae sa latou foi sa fai lava si faigata. Ou fiafia i se faaipoipoga malosi ma le amataga o le olaga laiti e lua. Ou lagonaina le olioli o minsitry faa-faifeau i se ekalesia maloloina. Ae ou foi ua pagatia ma vaivaiga. E faigata mo i fafo e tau atu i nisi o taimi aua sa ou foliga mai ona faia le tele o mea lelei. Ae afai e na o oe e mafai ona vaai i se itiiti latalata.

Ou syndrome vaivai faaumiumi. Ou te iloa, Sa ou lē lava ai o le faalogo i luma. Atonu o le mafuaaga pe a na ou lavea ona lagonaina le pei o se punch sucker nai lo se bout faatulagaina. I le amataga lava tagata gase aʻu- ou na o le ala mo le ono itula i le aso, ma vaivai mo le isi sefulu ma le valu. I le aluga o tausaga na sosoo ai na maua lelei, ae tuua pea ia te au se atigi o mea sa ou masani ona. Ou ola i le tausaga e fitu e gata ai ma a vaivai e le gata. Ou le faamaoni e le mafai ona manatua le taimi mulimuli na ou lagonaina rested- e pei o maliu loʻu maa, ae lei recharged.

Malosi e pei o le suauu o le malosiaga vaega uma o lo tatou olaga. Tatou te manaomia mo galuega uma, talanoaga uma, mafaufauga uma. Ma pe a maualalo o suauu, mafatia mea uma. Mo nisi mafuaaga, loʻu tino o le a le ia te aʻu toe faʻapenisini. Nai lo o faaauau mai lava aia tatau i luga loʻu tane “E,” ma ou te taumafai e faia i ai e ala. E le tuua aʻu limping e ala i vaega uma o loʻu olaga.

Ou te fai atu ia te outou nei mea uma, e le ona o lou alofa, ae e luiina le auala e te manatu. e mafai ona vaai nisi i le ASO E FAAGATA misia, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, ma mafaufau, “tagata, ua aveesea i le taimi nei lenei alii.” E mautinoa e lagona e pei o le aveesea o le taimi na ou maua e suia toe loʻu fuafuaga olaga pe faamatala atu loʻu atalii, “vaivai foi o le Tama o ia e taalo i le taimi nei.” O le a ou taoto afai ou te fai atu e le faavaivai loto ma taumafai. ae, Ou maua pea loʻu manumalo suamalie.

leai, Ou te le o le ituaiga malosi superhuman o le manumalo; Ou te moni lava si vaivai. Ou te a ituaiga o tagata e manumalo eseese. Ma Ou te masalo o le toatele o outou, e tele.

A Ituaiga Eseese o le manumalo

Ou te faia ai le manumalo, ae le ona ua faamaonia loʻu malosi ai. Loʻu manumalo tupu e ui lava i oʻu vaivaiga, e oo lava aʻu agasala. Ou te le o le manumalo o le faatoilaloina fili ma faamaonia le manumalo; Ou moni na mauaina. Ou manumalo i Iesu.

tuu Paul ai e pei o lenei i le Roma:

E pei ona tusia, "Aua o lo outou ona ua fasiotia i tatou i le aso atoa; ua manatu i tatou e pei o mamoe o le a fasia. "E leai se, i nei mea uma tatou e sili atu nai lo le manumalo ia te ia e alofa ia i tatou” (Roma 8:36-37).

taʻua e Paulo i le Salamo 44, lea alaga le Fai Salamo atu mo le fesoasoani a le Atua i le lotolotoi o tofotofoga. Ma faaaoga e Paulo e faapea o le fuaiupu e fai ai lona manatu e mafai ona toe faaleleia mea ua faia e le Atua e leai se mea mo i tatou ia Keriso.

O se tasi o mea e sili ona mataʻina o ina ua uma ona taʻua mea matautia: le fasiotia, ua fasia, faapea mai Paulo e oo lava i na mea ua tatou manumalo. E tusa lava pe tatou te le mauaina, o loo tatou manumalo. E oo lava pe a tatou le manumalo i lenei lalolagi pau, tatou tumau manumalo e ala ia Iesu. O le taua laiti i aso taitasi te le iloa ai lo tatou taunuuga, ona ua uma ona manumalo i le taua. E le o aumaia ia te oe le faamoemoe maoae? Afai tatou te ia Keriso, mafai moni lava ona leai so tatou.

Atonu, e pei o aʻu, oe i se vaitau o faigata tele. Ou te manao e uunaia outou i ni nai auala ou te manatu e uiga i lenei upumoni.

1. Aua lava Vaai i E

Ina ua ou faaaluina oʻu aso e taulai atu i oʻu vaivaiga ma e faitio ai i loʻu loto, Ou na fafaga loʻu lotovaivai ma suauu loʻu lagona sese o le leai o se faamoemoe. Ina ua ou sisila totoa mai faafeagai ia te au ou te manatu ou leiloa, ae ina ua ou sisila totoa mai faafeagai i Iesu ou te faamanatu atu o le a ou manumalo. Ina ua faatoilaloina ona fili, sa ia faatoilaloina i latou mo i tatou.

2. Aua lava Vaai i lenei

Afai ou na taulai atu i le aso nei po o nei ni nai tausaga ua mavae, Ou te faaosoosoina e mafaufau o le auala lea o le a avea pea. Ae faatauina Iesu mea talitonuina mo aʻu i luga o le satauro ua ou le expereienced ae. Ou iloa nei imperfectly Atua, ae ou te iloa atu ia te ia atoatoa mulimuli ane. A Ia foai mai ia te au se ituaiga tino ma soloiesea fou oʻu loimata uma.

E mafai foi ona faaosoosoina e taulai atu ai i latou oe foliga mai o le a manumalo i le taimi nei. O i latou e le tutusa o tofotofoga ma faafitauli e foliga mai i taimi uma e malaia i tatou. Ae o le au lea na o loo manumalo i le kuata lona tolu o le o taimi uma o le au na malo i le iuga. E toatele tagata e foliga mai e manumalo i le taua i aso taitasi, ae ua latou lē faalagolago i le tasi oe o loo manumalo i le taua. Aua le na ona vaavaai atu i le taimi nei.

Manumalo Sweet

tumau pea Michael Jordan se tasi o le manumalo silisili ma sili ona lauiloa tatou vaai lava. Ae o loo i ai malo tele ia i ai. Ma e leai se tasi oi tatou ua le mea e manaomia e manumalo ai i le taua oi tatou lava; na mafai ona faia e Keriso e. Ua ia faatoilaloina o tatou fili uma mo i tatou: e aunoa ma, Satani, ma le oti lava. e uma e auai i le au ma le manuia mai lona malo ua liliu mai le agasala ma le faatuatua i le Faaola. Soo se tasi, e oo lava i le vaivai ia i tatou e mafai ona manumalo.

o le upu moni lenei o loo i ai i loʻu loto pe a ou tusia nei upu i “Manumalo Sweet”:

e le o le tasi le manumalo o le o loo manumalo inning fitu
aua e te alu ipu i le tagata e maua se amataga lelei
Ina ua ou fai atu ou manumalo ou te le uiga o lenei aso ou te i ai i
Ou uiga o lena aso pe a le lagi lanu efuefu mou atu, ona ou te manumalo 'ua ou nofo tupu faatasi ma ia

Ia mautinoa e piki i luga se kopi o “tulai” pe a oo mai 10.27.14!

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36 faamatalaga

  1. Liamtali

    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. Tatalo mo oe

  2. Victoria Jonestali

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

  3. SteveLtali

    malaga, 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. Lydiatali

    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. Cheyennetali

    My brother has chronic fatigue and I wanted to know if I could hook you both up so that he can talk with you?

  6. Denisetali

    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, amene.

  7. duran Lowerytali

    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.

  8. Patricktali

    malaga, 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.

  9. Vincetali

    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!

  10. Charlanatali

    Ei malaga,

    I truly enjoy your song “Manumalo Sweet”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Faamanuia le atua ia oe & your family & continued success to you!

  11. Chestertali

    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. O lea la,, 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.

  12. christiantali

    malaga! 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!

  13. Mitchtali

    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

  14. Mackendertali

    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.

  15. Erica D. Clantontali

    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!

  16. isaiahtali

    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.

  17. GabeTavianotali

    Thanks for being transparent, malaga. 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!!

  18. ChristyCapptali

    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!

  19. Iesutali

    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” poʻo “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “IESU”, 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..!

  20. Ashleytali

    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. Faafetai mo le faasoaina atu, 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!

  21. Racheltali

    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. faafetai!

  22. Julia Rubbedtali

    malaga (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. faafetai!
    And congratulations to you and the Mrs. on the new little one. Whether he (or her) is born or not. :) Love you guys!

  23. Dinatali

    malaga, 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. Faamanuiaga ia te oe, bro!

  24. Ditali

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

  25. Gabkytali

    Oka. 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!

  26. Latashatali

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. E masani lava, I don’t feel understood by family, uo, 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!

    Alofa tunoa ma le Filemu,
    Tasha F.

  27. TTuniquetali

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

  28. Timtali

    malaga,
    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.

  29. Burtontali

    malaga,
    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.

  30. Femitali

    malaga, 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.

  31. Natetali

    malaga,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 poʻo 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ou te 28 nei). 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.

    Ia faaauau pea galuega lelei. I’ll be praying for you.

  32. ThomLomastali

    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. faafetai toe, Faamanuia le atua.

    -Thom L.

  33. Brandon Martineztali

    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. O a'u 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. Roma 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. Faamanuia le atua ia oe,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.