當贏家看起來像失敗者

什麼勝利者模樣? 他們是高或矮? 黑或白? 強或弱? 我想這取決於我們所說 “優勝者。”

我被吸進一個勝利者的故事在過去的一個月為閱讀冗長, 但邁克爾·喬丹的吸引力傳記. 詳細的賬戶提醒我,為什麼很多人與他痴迷於英雄崇拜邊界. 很多事情可以說一下 “他修成正果” 可誰也聲稱,他不是一個勝利者. 難道他看起來像一個勝利者之前,他得到了所有的總冠軍戒指, 雖然?

當你讀這本書, 它似乎很清楚從他的童年,他會成為冠軍. 無論那是他的出色發揮作為一個小聯盟投手或作為小輩隊打籃球運動員; 他高中時的井噴式增長,或他在比賽中他的新生年與UNC致勝球.

到時候我到他的冠軍作為芝加哥公牛隊的章節, 有沒有驚喜. 筆者告訴他的故事的方式,明確表態: 喬丹出生成為贏家. 這就是我們所知道的他: 贏得六枚冠軍戒指, 5 MVP的, 和 14 全明星亮相 (更何況他毫無疑義的統治的運動鞋遊戲).

這種不受挑戰的統治就是通常是當我們認為首先介意 “優勝者。” 但我想我們離開房間另一種贏家. 那種贏家誰沒有一個冠軍的所有素質. 那種贏家,其缺點是比他的優勢更值得關注. 那種贏家誰看起來更像是一個失敗者有時.

征服, 但征服

我會跟你說實話. 最近兩年已經在很多方面達到驚人, 但他們也一直很辛苦. 我很喜歡一個牢固的婚姻和兩個小生命的開始. 我已經體驗田園minsitry的喜悅在一個健康的教會. 但我也一直困擾著弱點. 很難為外人有時要告訴,因為我似乎在做這麼多好東西. 但是,如果你能看到一點點接近.

我有慢性疲勞綜合徵. 我知道, 我從來沒有聽說過任何. 也許這就是為什麼當它擊中我的感覺更像是一個吸盤一拳不是一個有組織的回合. 在開始的時候真的妨礙我 - 我只是醒了一天6小時, 並用盡了其他18. 在接下來的一年它沒有得到更好的, 但它仍然給我留下什麼,我曾經是一個shell. 我住在過去七年以無止境的疲勞. 老實說,我不記得上一次我覺得rested-喜歡我的手機沒電, 但從來沒有充電.

能源是像燃料的權力我們生活的各個領域. 我們需要為每一個任務, 每次談話, 每一個念頭. 而當燃料不足, 遭受的一切. 因為某些原因, 我的身體不會讓我加油. 相反,我的坦克不散正上方 “Ë,” 我盡量做到通過. 它留給我通過我的生活的各個領域舉步維艱.

我告訴你這一切, 不是你的同情, 但要挑戰你是怎麼想的. 有些人可能看錯過最終期限, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, 並認為, “人, 現在這傢伙正在失去。” 可以肯定的感覺就像失去的時候我不得不再次改變我的生活計劃,或告訴我的兒子, “爸爸太累了,現在玩。” 如果我說,這是不氣餒,並試圖我肯定是在撒謊. 然而, 我仍然聲稱我的甜蜜的勝利.

沒有, 我不是超人那種強烈的獲勝者; 實際上,我相當薄弱. 我是一個別樣的贏家. 我懷疑你們中許多人都太.

獲獎者的別樣

我有勝利, 但不是因為我的實力已經獲得了它. 我的勝利發生在儘管我的弱點, 甚至我的罪. 我不是誰擊敗敵人和確保勝利勝利者; 我真的只是收到了. 我有耶穌的勝利.

保羅把它像這樣在羅馬書:

因為它是寫, “為了你,我們被殺害,終日; 我們被視為將宰的羊。“不, 在所有這些事情,我們比通過他的征服者誰愛我們更多” (羅馬書 8:36-37).

保羅引述詩篇 44, 當詩人呼喊神的幫助在審判之中. 保羅用這首詩來說明他的觀點,沒有什麼可以撤消神在基督裡為我們所做的.

其中最引人注目的事情之一是,提可怕的事情後,: 被殺害, 被宰殺, 保羅說,即使在​​那些東西我們是征服者. 即使我們輸, 我們贏取. 甚至當我們被這個墮落的世界征服, 我們仍然通過耶穌征服者. 每天小戰役不能決定我們的命運, 因為戰爭已經贏了. 難道這不是給你帶來不可思議的希望? 如果我們在基督裡, 我們真的不能失去.

也許, 像我, 你在巨大的困難的一個賽季. 我想鼓勵你用幾個方法,我想這個道理.

1. 不要只是看著你

當我每天都專注於我的弱點,在我的心臟抱怨, 我只餵我的沮喪和燃油我假的絕望感. 當我盯著我,我想我已經失去了, 但是當我盯著耶穌,我提醒我贏了. 當他擊敗他的敵人, 他被打敗他們代表我們.

2. 不要只看現在

如果我只專注於今天或這幾年, 我會認為這是怎麼總是會. 但耶穌上我還沒有expereienced交叉購買不可思議的事情對我來說. 我不完全知道現在神, 但我得到後來知道他完美. 他甚至會給我一個全新的車身和擦去他們一切的我的眼淚.

我們也可以受到誘惑,專注於那些誰現在似乎要獲勝. 那些不具備同樣的考驗和挫折是誰似乎總是困擾著我們. 但是,那就是贏得第三季度的球隊並不總是到底是誰勝隊. 許多人似乎贏得了戰鬥,每天, 但他們並沒有在誰的贏得了這場戰爭的一個可信. 不要只看現在.

甜蜜的勝利

邁克爾·喬丹仍然是我們所見過的最偉大和最流行的獲獎者之一. 但也有更大的勝利可拿. 我們沒有一個人有什麼需要贏得自己的戰爭; 只有基督能做到這一點. 他打敗了所有我們的敵人對我們: 無, 撒但, 和死亡本身. 只需要加入他的勝隊和效益是從罪中迴轉,並在救主信任. 任何人, 即使我們中最弱可以成為贏家.

這是在我的心臟,當我在寫這些話的真相 “甜蜜的勝利”:

勝利者是不是那就是贏得第七局一
獎杯不要去,進行了一個良好的開端的那些
當我說我贏了,我不是說這一天我在
我的意思是一天,灰色的天空淡出, 然後我贏,因為我跟他統治

確保拿起副本 “上升” 出來時 10.27.14!

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  1. 利亞姆回复

    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. 謝謝. 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. 裸地. 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, 阿門.

  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 “甜蜜的勝利”, 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. 耶穌回复

    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. 感謝你的分享, 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. 雷切爾回复

    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. 上帝是那麼好. 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. 謝謝!

  21. Julia Rieb回复

    旅 (and Jess)–
    Thanks so much for this encouraging song. I cannot wait to get your new album. 我們 (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. 謝謝!
    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, 兄弟!

  23. Di回复

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “全體起立向上”; I have it on replay… 大聲笑… 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. 經常, 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!

    格雷斯與和平,
    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. 費米回复

    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. 內特回复

    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 現在). 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.

    保持良好的工作. 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. 再次感謝, 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. 羅馬書 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.