Wakati Washindi kuangalia kama Losers

Je, washindi kuangalia kama? Je, wao ni mirefu au mfupi? Nyeusi au nyeupe? Nguvu au dhaifu? Nadhani ni unategemea nini maana sisi na “mshindi.”

Mimi nilikuwa sucked katika hadithi ya mshindi mmoja mwezi huu siku za nyuma kama kusoma ndefu, lakini kujihusisha wasifu wa Michael Jordan. akaunti ya kina ilinikumbusha kwa nini obsession ya watu wengi pamoja naye mipaka ya ibada shujaa. Mambo mengi yanaweza kusemwa kuhusu “Airness yake” lakini hakuna mtu angeweza kudai yeye si mshindi. Je, yeye kuangalia kama mshindi kabla ya yeye got wale pete wote michuano, ingawa?

Unaposoma kitabu, ilionekana wazi kutokana na utoto wake kwamba atakuwa bingwa. Iwe ni mchezo wake bora kama mtungi mdogo ligi au kama junior varsity mpira wa kikapu mchezaji; ukuaji wa shule ya sekondari wake spurt au mchezo wake kushinda risasi wakati wa mwaka Freshman wake na UNC.

Kwa wakati mimi got sura kuhusu michuano yake kama Chicago Bull, kulikuwa hakuna mshangao. mwandishi aliiambia hadithi yake kwa njia ambayo aliweka wazi: Jordan alizaliwa kuwa mshindi. Na kwamba ni nini sisi kujua yake kwa: kushinda sita pete michuano, MVPs tano, na 14 mechi zote Star (sembuse utawala wake bila kupingwa katika mchezo riadha kiatu).

Aina hii ya bila kupingwa utawala ni kawaida nini inakuja akilini kwanza wakati sisi kufikiri “mshindi.” Lakini nataka sisi kuondoka chumba kwa ajili ya aina nyingine ya mshindi. aina ya mshindi ambaye hana makings zote za bingwa. aina ya mshindi ambaye udhaifu ni vyema ijulikane zaidi ya uwezo wake. aina ya mshindi ambaye inaonekana zaidi kama loser wakati mwingine.

alishinda, lakini mshindi

Mimi itabidi kuwa waaminifu na wewe. miaka miwili iliyopita wamekuwa ajabu kwa njia nyingi, lakini wameweza pia wamekuwa vigumu. Nimekuwa walifurahia ndoa imara na mwanzo wa maisha mbili kidogo. Mimi wameweza uzoefu furaha ya minsitry wafugaji katika kanisa afya. Lakini nimekuwa pia imekumbwa na udhaifu. Ni vigumu kwa watu wa nje na kuwaambia wakati mwingine kwa sababu mimi wanaonekana kufanya mambo mengi mazuri. Lakini kama tu unaweza kuona kidogo karibu.

Nina uchovu sugu syndrome. najua, Sikuwahi kusikia hivyo kabla ama. Labda hiyo ndiyo sababu wakati hit me waliona zaidi kama sucker ngumi kuliko bout kupangwa. Katika mwanzo ni kweli walemavu me nilikuwa tu macho kwa masaa sita kwa siku, na nimechoka kwa wengine kumi na nane. Zaidi ya mwaka ujao hakuwa kupata bora, lakini bado kushoto kwangu ganda la kile kutumika kuwa. Mimi wameweza kuishi mwisho wa miaka saba na uchovu neverending. Mimi uaminifu huwezi kukumbuka mara ya mwisho nilihisi rested- kama betri yangu alikufa, lakini kamwe recharged.

Nishati ni kama mafuta kwamba mamlaka kila eneo la maisha yetu. Tunahitaji suala hilo kwa kila kazi, kila mazungumzo, kila wazo. Na wakati kwamba mafuta ni ya chini, kila kitu anateseka. Kwa sababu fulani, mwili wangu si basi mimi refuel. Badala tank yangu inaendelea haki juu “E,” na mimi kujaribu kufanya hivyo kwa kupitia. Ni kuniacha kiwete kupitia kila eneo la maisha yangu.

Nawaambia yote haya, si kwa huruma yako, lakini changamoto jinsi unafikiri. Baadhi wanaweza kuangalia muda uliopangwa amekosa, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, na kufikiri, “Man, guy hii ni kupoteza hivi sasa.” Ni uhakika anahisi kama kupoteza wakati mimi kuwa na mabadiliko ya mipango ya maisha yangu bado tena au kuwaambia mwanangu, “Daddy ya amechoka kucheza hivi sasa.” Napenda kuwa uongo kama mimi alisema ni si kukatisha tamaa na kujaribu. Hata hivyo, Mimi bado kudai ushindi wangu tamu.

hakuna, Sina unajidhihirisha aina kali ya mshindi; Mimi kwa kweli pretty dhaifu. Mimi nina aina mbalimbali za mshindi. Na mimi mtuhumiwa wengi wenu ni pia.

Aina mbalimbali za Mshindi

Mimi kufanya kuwa ushindi, lakini si kwa sababu nguvu zangu ina kupata ni. ushindi wangu ikitokea licha ya udhaifu wangu, hata dhambi zangu. Sina mshindi ambaye alishindwa maadui na kuulinda ushindi; Mimi kwa kweli tu yapokea. Nina ushindi katika Yesu.

Paul kuiweka kama hili katika Warumi:

Kama ilivyoandikwa, "Kwa ajili yako sisi wanauawa mchana kutwa; sisi ni kuonekana kama kondoo wa kuchinjwa. "Hakuna, katika mambo hayo yote tunashinda, na zaidi ya kushinda, kwa yeye aliyetupenda” (Warumi 8:36-37).

Paulo ananukuu Zaburi 44, ambapo mwandishi wa Zaburi analia kwa msaada wa Mungu katikati ya kesi. Na Paulo anatumia aya hiyo kufanya uhakika wake kwamba hakuna kitu wanaweza kuondoa nini Mungu amefanya kwa ajili yetu katika Kristo.

Moja ya mambo ya kushangaza ni kwamba baada ya kutaja mambo ya kutisha: wakiuawa, kuwa kuchinjwa, Paulo anasema hata katika mambo hayo sisi ni washindi. Hata wakati tunapoteza, tuko kushinda. Hata wakati sisi ni kuwa alishinda kwa dunia hii kuanguka, sisi kubaki washindi kupitia Yesu. ndogo ya vita kila siku si kuamua hatma yetu, kwa sababu vita imekwisha alishinda. Je, si kwamba kuleta matumaini ya ajabu? Kama tuko katika Kristo, sisi kweli hawezi kupoteza.

Labda, kama mimi, uko katika msimu wa shida kubwa. Nataka moyo na njia chache nadhani kuhusu ukweli huu.

1. Je, si tu Angalia katika You

Wakati mimi kutumia siku yangu kulenga udhaifu wangu na wakilalamika katika moyo wangu, Mimi tu kulisha kuvunjika moyo wangu na mafuta yangu maana uongo ya kukatisha tamaa. Wakati mimi staré saa yangu nadhani nimekuwa waliopotea, lakini wakati mimi kodolea Yesu mimi nina aliwakumbusha kwamba mimi kushinda. Alipokuwa kuwashinda maadui zake, alikuwa kuwashinda yao kwa niaba yetu.

2. Je, si tu Angalia katika Sasa

Kama mimi tu kulenga katika leo au haya miaka michache iliyopita, Nashawishika kufikiri hii ni jinsi gani itakuwa daima kuwa. Lakini Yesu kununuliwa mambo ya ajabu kwa ajili yangu juu ya msalaba kwamba mimi si expereienced bado. Najua Mungu ukamilifu sasa, lakini mimi kupata kujua yake kikamilifu baadaye. Yeye itabidi hata kunipa bidhaa mwili mpya na atafuta machozi yangu yote.

Tunaweza pia kujaribiwa kwa kuzingatia wale ambao wanaonekana kuwa kushinda sasa. Wale ambao hawana majaribio sawa na kurudi nyuma kwamba daima wanaonekana pigo kwetu. Lakini timu hiyo kushinda katika robo ya tatu si mara zote timu ambao mafanikio katika mwisho. Watu wengi wanaonekana kuwa kushinda vita kila siku, lakini wao si kuaminiwa katika One ambaye alishinda vita. Je, si tu kuangalia sasa.

Ushindi tamu

Michael Jordan bado ni moja ya kubwa na maarufu washindi tumekuwa milele kuonekana. Lakini kuna mafanikio makubwa kwa kuwa alikuwa. Na hakuna hata mmoja wetu ana nini inachukua kushinda vita wenyewe; tu Kristo anaweza kufanya hivyo. Yeye alishindwa yote ya adui zetu kwa ajili yetu: bila, Shetani, na mauti yenyewe. Yote inachukua kujiunga na timu na kunufaika na mafanikio yake ni kugeuka kutoka kwa dhambi na kumwamini mwokozi. mtu yeyote, hata dhaifu kati yetu inaweza kuwa washindi.

Hii ni kweli kwamba nia yangu ilikuwa wakati mimi aliandika maneno haya katika “Ushindi tamu”:

mshindi ni si moja hiyo kushinda saba inning
Trophies hawaendi wale ambao got mwanzo mzuri
Wakati mimi kusema mimi kushinda Sina maana leo mimi niko katika
I mean siku hiyo wakati anga kijivu fade nje, basi mimi nina kushinda 'sababu mimi kutawala pamoja naye

Kuhakikisha kuchukua nakala ya “kupanda” linapokuja nje 10.27.14!

HISA

36 comments

  1. LiamJibu

    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 JonesJibu

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

  3. SteveLJibu

    safari, 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. LydiaJibu

    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. DeniseJibu

    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, Amina.

  6. duran LoweryJibu

    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. PatrickJibu

    safari, 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. VinceJibu

    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. CharlanaJibu

    Hey Safari,

    I truly enjoy your song “Ushindi tamu”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Mungu akubariki & familia yako & continued success to you!

  10. ChesterJibu

    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. hivyo, 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. christianJibu

    safari! 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. MitchJibu

    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. MackenderJibu

    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. ClantonJibu

    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. isaiahJibu

    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. GabeTavianoJibu

    Thanks for being transparent, safari. 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. ChristyCappJibu

    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. YesuJibu

    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” au “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “YESU”, 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. AshleyJibu

    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. Asante kwa kushiriki, 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. RachelJibu

    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. Mungu ni nzuri. 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. Asante!

  21. Julia rubbedJibu

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

  22. DinaJibu

    safari, 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. Baraka na wewe, bro!

  23. DiJibu

    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.

  24. GabkyJibu

    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. LatashaJibu

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. mara nyingi, I don’t feel understood by family, marafiki, 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 na Amani,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTuniqueJibu

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

    safari,
    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. BurtonJibu

    safari,
    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. FemiJibu

    safari, 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. NateJibu

    safari,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 au 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (mimi nina 28 sasa). 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.

    Endelea na kazi nzuri. I’ll be praying for you.

  31. ThomLomasJibu

    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. Asante tena, Mungu akubariki.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon MartinezJibu

    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. mimi 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. Warumi 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. Mungu akubariki,mkeo,and children in all your days and all you do.