Када Победници Лоок Лике Лосерс

Шта победници изгледају као? Да ли су висок или низак? Црно или бело? Јак или слаб? Претпостављам да то зависи од тога шта се подразумева под “победник.”

Ја сам усисан у причу једног добитника овог протеклог месеца као прочитано дуготрајан, али ангажовање биографија Мицхаел Јордан. Детаљан рачун ме је подсетио зашто опсесија многих људи с њим граничи Херо Ворсхип. Многе ствари могу да се каже о “Хис Аирнесс” али нико није могао да тврди да није победник. Да ли је изгледао као победник пре него што је добио све оне првенство прстење, иако?

Као што прочитате књигу, Чинило јасно из детињства да ће бити шампион. Да ли је то био његов изванредан комад као мале лиге бацача или као кошаркаша Јуниор Варсити; његов нагли пораст средње школе или његова игра победа хитац током прве године са УНЦ.

До тренутка када сам стигао у поглављима о његовим првенства као Чикаго Булси, није било изненађења. Аутор испричао своју причу на начин који јасно ставио до знања: Џордан је рођен да буде победник. И то је оно што га знамо: виннинг шест шампионских прстенова, пет МВПс, и 14 Алл Стар наступа (да му не помињемо неоспорну власт у атлетском ципела игре).

Ова врста неоспорне владавине је оно што обично долази прво смета када мислимо “победник.” Али желим да оставим простора за друге врсте победника. Врста победника који нема све што је потребно за шампиона. Врста победника чији слабости су више пажње од својих предности. Врста победника који више личи на губитник понекад.

освојен, али Цонкуеринг

Бићу искрен са вама. Последње две године су биле невероватно много начина, али и сам био прилично тешко. Уживао сам јаку брак и почетак два малим животима. Ја сам искусити радост пастирског минситри у здравој цркви. Али сам такође пате од слабости. Тешко је да странци понекад кажем, јер изгледа да ради толико добрих ствари. Али ако само можете да видите мало ближе.

Имам синдром хроничног умора. Знам, Никада нисам чуо за њега пре него што било. Можда зато када ме је ударио изгледало је као Суцкер Пунцх него на организовани наступ. У почетку је заиста хендикепиран МЕ- сам био само будан шест сати дневно, и исцрпљена за друге осамнаест. Током следеће године то се боље, али ми ипак оставио љуску што сам некад био. Живео сам у последњих седам година са неверендинг умора. Ја стварно не могу да се сетим када сам последњи пут осећао рестед- као цркла батерија, али никада напунити.

Енергија је као горива која покреће свакој области наших живота. Потребан нам је за сваки задатак, сваки разговор, свака мисао. А када се то гориво је низак, све трпи. Из неког разлога, моје тело неће дозволити да рефуел. Уместо тога, мој резервоар задржава право изнад “е,” и ја покушати да се направи преко. То је остало да шепа кроз све области живота.

Ти све ово рећи, не за своју симпатију, али да изазове како мислите. Неки могу погледати на пропуштене рокове, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, и да, “човек, овај момак губи одмах.” Сигурно изгледа као губљење кад морам опет променим свој живот планове или рећи сина, “Тата је превише уморан да игра одмах.” Лагао бих ако бих рекао да није било обесхрабрујуће и покушавају. још, И даље тврдим мој слатки победу.

Не, Нисам надљудски јаки врста победника; Ја сам заправо прилично слаб. Ја сам другачија победника. И претпостављам да многи од вас су превише.

Другачију врсту Виннер

Имам победу, али не зато што моја снага га је осигуран. Моја победа дешава упркос својим слабостима, ни моји греси. Ја нисам победник који је победио непријатеље и обезбедио победу; Стварно сам га добио. Имам победу у Исусу.

Павле каже овако у Рим:

Као што је написано, "За твоје добро смо се убијају све дан; ми се сматрају овце на клање. "Нема, у свим овим стварима смо више него победници кроз Онога који нас је волео” (Римљани 8:36-37).

Павле цитира Псалам 44, где је Псалмиста вапи за Божју помоћ усред суђења. И Павле користи тај стих своје схватање да ништа не може поништити оно што је Бог учинио за нас у Христу.

Једна од најупечатљивијих ствари је да је после помена страшне ствари: убијен, клање, Павле каже чак иу оним стварима које су освајачи. Чак и када губимо, Ми побеђујемо. Чак и када смо освајају овом палом свету, ми смо и даље освајаче кроз Исуса. Мали дневни битке не одређују нашу судбину, јер је већ освојио рат. Не да ти донесем невероватну наду? Ако смо у Христу, ми не можемо изгубити.

Можда, као ја, Ви сте у сезони велике тешкоће. Желим да вас охрабрим са неколико начина размишљам о томе истине.

1. Не само Лоок Ат Иоу

Када сам провео дан са фокусом на мојој слабости и гунђају у мом срцу, Храним само свој обесхрабрења и гориво мој лажни осећај безнађа. Када сам буље у мене мислим да сам изгубила, али кад сам буљио у Исуса сам подсетио да победи. Када је поразио своје непријатеље, он их је поразио у наше име.

2. Не само погледај сад

Ако се фокусирам само на данас или ових последњих неколико година, У искушењу сам да мислим да је ово како ће то увек бити. Али Исус купио невероватне ствари за мене на крсту да још нисам искусни. Знам Бога непотпуно сада, али да га касније савршено зна. Он је чак ће ми дати потпуно ново тело и обрисати све моје сузе.

Можемо бити у искушењу да се фокусирају на оне који чини се да побеђују сада. Они који немају исте суђења и препрекама које увек изгледа да нас муче. Али тим који побеђује у трећем кварталу није увек тим који побеђује на крају. Многи људи чини се да побеђују свакодневне битке, али нису веровали у Онога који је освојио рат. Не само погледајте сада.

Слатка победа

Мајкл Џордан остаје један од највећих и најпопуларнијих победника које смо икада видели. Али постоје веће победе да се морали. И нико од нас није оно што је потребно да победи у рату се; само Христос може учинити. Он је поразио све наше непријатеље за нас: без, сотона, и смрт се. Све што је потребно да се придружи тиму и користи од његових победа се окреће од греха и поверења у Спаситеља. Било ко, чак и најслабији међу нама може бити победници.

Ово је истина да је у мом срцу када сам писао ове речи у “Слатка победа”:

Победник није онај који побеђује Севентх Иннинг
Трофеји не иду на оне који је добио добар почетак
Када кажем да победи не мислим овај дан сам у
Мислим да је дан када се сиви облаци нестати, онда ћу победити јер сам владати са њим

Уверите се да покупи примерак “расти” када изађе 10.27.14!

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36 коментари

  1. Victoria Jonesодговорити

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

  2. SteveLодговорити

    Путовање, 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. Lydiaодговорити

    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. Deniseодговорити

    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, амен.

  5. duran Loweryодговорити

    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. Patrickодговорити

    Путовање, 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. Charlanaодговорити

    Хеј Пут,

    I truly enjoy your song “Слатка победа”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Бог те благословио & your family & continued success to you!

  8. Chesterодговорити

    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. Тако, 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. christianодговорити

    Путовање! 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. GabeTavianoодговорити

    Thanks for being transparent, Путовање. 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!!

  11. ChristyCappодговорити

    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!

  12. Исусодговорити

    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” или “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..!

  13. Ashleyодговорити

    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!

  14. Rachelодговорити

    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. Хвала вам!

  15. Julia Riebодговорити

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

  16. Dinaодговорити

    Путовање, 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, брате!

  17. Gabkyодговорити

    вов. 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!

  18. Latashaодговорити

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

  19. TTuniqueодговорити

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

  20. Timодговорити

    Путовање,
    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.

  21. Burtonодговорити

    Путовање,
    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.

  22. Femiодговорити

    Путовање, 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.

  23. Nateодговорити

    Путовање,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 или 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (ја сам 28 Сада). 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.

  24. ThomLomasодговорити

    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. Хвала још једном, God bless.

    -Thom L.

  25. Brandon Martinezодговорити

    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. Ја сам 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. Римљани 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. Бог те благословио,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.