当赢家看起来像失败者

什么胜利者模样? 他们是高或矮? 黑或白? 强或弱? 我想这取决于我们所说 “优胜者。”

我被吸进一个胜利者的故事在过去的一个月为阅读冗长, 但迈克尔·乔丹的吸引力传记. 详细的账户提醒我,为什么很多人与他痴迷于英雄崇拜边界. 很多事情可以说一下 “他修成正果” 可谁也声称,他不是一个胜利者. 难道他看起来像一个胜利者之前,他得到了所有的总冠军戒指, 虽然?

当你读这本书, 它似乎很清楚从他的童年,他会成为冠军. 无论那是他的出色发挥作为一个小联盟投手或作为小辈队打篮球运动员; 他高中时的井喷式增长,或他在比赛中他的新生年与UNC致胜球.

到时候我到他的冠军作为芝加哥公牛队的章节, 有没有惊喜. 笔者告诉他的故事的方式,明确表态: 乔丹出生成为赢家. 这就是我们所知道的他: 赢得六枚冠军戒指, 5 MVP的, 和 14 全明星亮相 (更何况他毫无疑义的统治的运动鞋游戏).

这种不受挑战的统治就是通常是当我们认为首先介意 “优胜者。” 但我想我们离开房间另一种赢家. 那种赢家谁没有一个冠军的所有素质. 那种赢家,其缺点是比他的优势更值得关注. 那种赢家谁看起来更像是一个失败者有时.

征服, 但征服

我会跟你说实话. 最近两年已经在很多方面达到惊人, 但他们也一直很辛苦. 我很喜欢一个牢固的婚姻和两个小生命的开始. 我已经体验田园minsitry的喜悦在一个健康的教会. 但我也一直困扰着弱点. 很难为外人有时要告诉,因为我似乎在做这么多好东西. 但是,如果你能看到一点点接近.

我有慢性疲劳综合征. 我知道, 我从来没有听说过任何. 也许这就是为什么当它击中我的感觉更像是一个吸盘一拳不是一个有组织的回合. 在开始的时候真的妨碍我 - 我只是醒了一天6小时, 并用尽了其他18. 在接下来的一年它没有得到更好的, 但它仍然给我留下什么,我曾经是一个shell. 我住在过去七年以无止境的疲劳. 老实说,我不记得上一次我觉得rested-喜欢我的手机没电, 但从来没有充电.

能源是像燃料的权力我们生活的各个领域. 我们需要为每一个任务, 每次谈话, 每一个念头. 而当燃料不足, 遭受的一切. 因为某些原因, 我的身体不会让我加油. 相反,我的坦克不散正上方 “Ë,” 我尽量做到通过. 它留给我通过我的生活的各个领域举步维艰.

我告诉你这一切, 不是你的同情, 但要挑战你是怎么想的. 有些人可能看错过最终期限, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, 并认为, “人, 现在这家伙正在失去。” 可以肯定的感觉就像失去的时候我不得不再次改变我的生活计划,或告诉我的儿子, “爸爸太累了,现在玩。” 如果我说,这是不气馁,并试图我肯定是在撒谎. 然而, 我仍然声称我的甜蜜的胜利.

没有, 我不是超人那种强烈的获胜者; 实际上,我相当薄弱. 我是一个别样的赢家. 我怀疑你们中许多人都太.

获奖者的别样

我有胜利, 但不是因为我的实力已经获得了它. 我的胜利发生在尽管我的弱点, 甚至我的罪. 我不是谁击败敌人和确保胜利胜利者; 我真的只是收到了. 我有耶稣的胜利.

保罗把它像这样在罗马书:

因为它是写, “为了你,我们被杀害,终日; 我们被视为将宰的羊。“不, 在所有这些事情,我们比通过他的征服者谁爱我们更多” (罗马书 8:36-37).

保罗引述诗篇 44, 当诗人呼喊神的帮助在审判之中. 保罗用这首诗来说明他的观点,没有什么可以撤消神在基督里为我们所做的.

其中最引人注目的事情之一是,提可怕的事情后,: 被杀害, 被宰杀, 保罗说,即使在那些东西我们是征服者. 即使我们输, 我们赢取. 甚至当我们被这个堕落的世界征服, 我们仍然通过耶稣征服者. 每天小战役不能决定我们的命运, 因为战争已经赢了. 难道这不是给你带来不可思议的希望? 如果我们在基督里, 我们真的不能失去.

也许, 像我, 你在巨大的困难的一个赛季. 我想鼓励你用几个方法,我想这个道理.

1. 不要只是看着你

当我每天都专注于我的弱点,在我的心脏抱怨, 我只喂我的沮丧和燃油我假的绝望感. 当我盯着我,我想我已经失去了, 但是当我盯着耶稣,我提醒我赢了. 当他击败他的敌人, 他被打败他们代表我们.

2. 不要只看现在

如果我只专注于今天或这几年, 我会认为这是怎么总是会. 但耶稣上我还没有expereienced交叉购买不可思议的事情对我来说. 我不完全知道现在神, 但我得到后来知道他完美. 他甚至会给我一个全新的车身和擦去他们一切的我的眼泪.

我们也可以受到诱惑,专注于那些谁现在似乎要获胜. 那些不具备同样的考验和挫折是谁似乎总是困扰着我们. 但是,那就是赢得第三季度的球队并不总是到底是谁胜队. 许多人似乎赢得了战斗,每天, 但他们并没有在谁的赢得了这场战争的一个可信. 不要只看现在.

甜蜜的胜利

迈克尔·乔丹仍然是我们所见过的最伟大和最流行的获奖者之一. 但也有更大的胜利可拿. 我们没有一个人有什么需要赢得自己的战争; 只有基督能做到这一点. 他打败了所有我们的敌人对我们: 无, 撒但, 和死亡本身. 只需要加入他的胜队和效益是从罪中回转,并在救主信任. 任何人, 即使我们中最弱可以成为赢家.

这是在我的心脏,当我在写这些话的真相 “甜蜜的胜利”:

胜利者是不是那就是赢得第七局一
奖杯不要去,进行了一个良好的开端的那些
当我说我赢了,我不是说这一天我在
我的意思是一天,灰色的天空淡出, 然后我赢,因为我跟他统治

确保拿起副本 “上升” 出来时 10.27.14!

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  1. Liam回复

    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 Jones回复

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

  3. SteveL回复

    旅, 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. Lydia回复

    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. Denise回复

    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, 阿门.

  6. duran Lowery回复

    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. Patrick回复

    旅, 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. Vince回复

    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. Charlana回复

    嘿旅行,

    I truly enjoy your song “甜蜜的胜利”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. 上帝祝福你 & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chester回复

    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. 所以, 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. christian回复

    旅! 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. Mitch回复

    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. Mackender回复

    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. Clanton回复

    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. isaiah回复

    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. GabeTaviano回复

    Thanks for being transparent, 旅. 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. ChristyCapp回复

    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. 耶稣回复

    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” 要么 “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. 阿什利回复

    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. 感谢你的分享, 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. 雷切尔回复

    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. 上帝是那么好. 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. 谢谢!

  21. Julia Rieb回复

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

  22. Dina回复

    旅, 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. Di回复

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “全体起立向上”; I have it on replay… 大声笑… thanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. Gabky回复

    哇. 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. Latasha回复

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. 经常, I don’t feel understood by family, 朋友, 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!

    格雷斯与和平,
    Tasha F.

  26. TTunique回复

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

    旅,
    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. Burton回复

    旅,
    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. 费米回复

    旅, 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. Nate回复

    旅,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 要么 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (我 28 现在). 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. ThomLomas回复

    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. 再次感谢, 上帝保佑.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinez回复

    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. 我是 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. 罗马书 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. 上帝祝福你,你妻子,and children in all your days and all you do.