我是15歲，我的生活被打開內而外. 我的名字和外觀沒有改變, 但一切關於我的了. 我是一個完全不同的人，比我當過兩年之前. 我不喜歡的意思，當人們進入大學，並與新的暱稱和個性重新創建自己; 我的意思是什麼顯著走後就在我心裡. 我已經成為一個基督徒. 我覺得新. 我覺得活著.
我感覺那麼好，我不得不把它宣布的人誰願意聽, 尤其是我最親密的朋友和家人. 每個人的反應不同的變化，我-一些歡樂, 其他阻力，但一個對話始終站在出來給我.
我和一個老男人被我大力推崇說話, 激動地解釋我的比賽計劃與我的生活方式榮耀神, 特別是我的性純潔. 我試圖保持冷靜一下, 但它總是很難握住我的興奮. 當的話，從我的舌頭欣然接受一種不自然的步伐, 我得到這個意義上，他並不興奮，因為我是. 他想靜靜的聽, 但他的面部表情作出反應之前，他的嘴裡有機會. 他似乎覺得好笑中途半路和關注.
他給了我一個迷茫的樣子，並冷靜地問, “你為什麼對生活如此嚴重, 年輕人? 為什麼你非常努力地試圖做的一切權利? 青年是時候當你陷入困境，很多, 那沒關係. 盡情享受自己, 從這些錯誤中吸取教訓, 當你變老得嚴重。“
我驚呆了. 有些人可能會採取這個建議是解放和誠實, 但是這並不感覺如何我. 它認為制約和誤導. 我知道他說的是錯的, 但我是一個新的基督徒，我不能完全把它變成文字.
我琢磨著那段經歷很長一段時間, 而是潤版我的火, 我認為它打開了熱. 我不知道當時多, 但我知道我不能只是坐在那裡等待. 我不得不站起來和生活.
醒來的每一天我最不喜歡的部分. 這並不是說我不欣賞著新的機遇，新的一天, 但下床只是似乎從來沒有吸引力. 自從. 當十一點在晚上, 獲得在床上是我一天中只是一個普通的一部分. 但是，當它是早上七點, 呆在床上就像中彩票.
如果你看一下我的iPhone, 你會看到, 可悲的是, 我在十五分鐘為單位設置十六歲左右開始報警之前 7:00 上午. 為什麼? 因為有相當多沒有機會，我會第十三次報警後起床. 這些未來三年號碼14, 十五, 十六，是我唯一的機會，居然有一天.
有時候我想我可以在每天早晨的那些最初昏昏欲睡分鐘說服自己的東西. 這在我的大學時代是在最壞的情況, 爬出早上床的時候感覺就像攀登珠穆朗瑪峰，沒有任何的腿. 我可以告訴自己各種各樣的謊言, 喜歡, “是啊, 你應該去上課, 但它真事?“或者”我知道你一直每天都遲到了過去三週, 但什麼是新的一天?“或”也許我的朋友會參加測試對我來說. 這是值得冒這個險。“悲傷, 我知道. 這就是我所說的 7:00 上午. 邏輯.
我告訴自己的謊言是呆在床上是為我好. 不知怎的，一個額外的五分鐘一個小時會改善我的生活. 當我清醒了，似乎愚蠢, 但在每天的第一時刻，似乎完全合乎邏輯.
你能想像世界會變成什麼樣子，如果沒有人站了起來，直到他們覺得這? 企業將折, 學校將遭受, 政府將更加混亂比它已經是. 沒有人會有足夠的時間做他的工作做好; 在每個人的時間醒過來, 一半的一天會消失. 事實是, 無論你決定從沉睡上升是什麼時候, 你只有24小時一起工作. 打打盹按鈕實際上並沒有買任何額外的時間. 你的工作就不會得到完成.
不幸, 我們很多人都採用 7:00 上午. 邏輯一種生活方式. 我們有時稱之為拖沓. 我們不喜歡在當下做的事情, 所以我們決定把它關閉，直到後來. 有時候，我們用小東西做, 像丟垃圾, 攻讀測試, 回答工作電子郵件, 或返回媽媽的電話.
可是拖拖拉拉實際上並沒有解決任何問題, 所以這是一個壞主意，延緩日常任務，直到最後一分鐘. 這是拖延生命本身更糟糕的主意.
說實話. 我們的文化通常不從人期望太多，直到他們老. (我會避免冒犯任何人，讓你定義了。) 根據許多, 青春不是很大的責任，或期望的時間. 他們說, “你會承擔責任的負擔，為你的餘生, 所以享受你的青春，而你可以!“人們似乎期望我們，直到我們到達那個神奇採取一切生命的輕, 責任任意年齡. 它是18? 它是21? 它是30? 你猜我的一樣好.
我曾與在鳳凰城服務員的談話一晚上不是很久以前. 他並不比我年輕得多, 大概二十出頭. 他從我坐下來的那一刻真的很友好, 而我們最終有一個良好的對話. 我問他所有常見的小問題談: 你來自哪裡? 有多久你在這裡工作? 你會在我的食物吐?
當他回答了我的問題, 很明顯，他買成 7:00 上午. 邏輯. 他告訴我，他只住在鳳凰幾個月. 在此之前，他在內華達州, 加州前, 在此之前，他住在東海岸. 在這一點上，我開始問自己，我怎麼會形容他到警方素描畫家, 萬一他是某種形式的逃犯.
但是，當我問他為什麼，他搬來搬去這麼多, 這裡是他告訴我: “就因為. 我不想留在一個地方，並採取了一堆責任. 我年輕, 人. 這是我的時間，只是探索, 不能陷入了一堆承諾. 誰知道, 也許我會找到我自己。“
我很傷心，但沒有他的反應感到驚訝. 當然沒有什麼錯動了不少或自我發現, 但有我們二十出頭，甚至是我們的一個賽季的青少年，當生活其實並不重要? 我們是否應該暫緩所有信念, 承諾, 和嚴肅，直到後來?
我聽到一首歌有一天，完美捕捉這種觀點. 抒情去, “我們很高興, 自由, 困惑, 寂寞在同一時間“。
我知道承擔泰勒·斯威夫特在過去一直不順利的人 (我需要提醒你坎耶?). 但我願意承擔風險，並檢查什麼，她說，在她的歌曲“22.”我知道這只是一個有趣的歌曲, 所以我不想過度分析它. 我覺得她已經成功地捕捉到她的聽眾的感受和時代精神. 但視角是完全錯誤的.
這是什麼意思, 她說，在這首歌, “感覺22”? 這首歌慶祝那種無憂無慮, 光, 易青年期，我們許多人的夢想. 不幸, 它表明，這種幸福和自由的困惑中找到, 有時流浪苦不堪言. 有沒有方向, 沒有責任，只是混亂的樂趣. 就是那個 7:00 上午. 再次邏輯. 誰擁有的時間生活，當你感覺22? 雨燕並沒有使這個角度了; 我們一直在一遍又一遍地賣這個邏輯. 但它可以被信任?
不管這 7:00 上午. 邏輯是值得信賴取決於你是誰，你創建什麼. 如果你只是自我滿足和享受創造, 然後推遲現實生活中，直到後來可能是最好的選擇. 如果你沒有什麼比其他人更希望為自己, 隨後，年輕的服務員的邏輯似乎靚聲. 您可以等到以後醒來，如果你想. 但是如果你是為更多的東西創建?
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woow thanks alot Mr Trip Lee for this… I made this resolution for 2015 that every night I will wake up at 3 and true I always wake up but am not sure I pray I usually comfort myself by saying the year is still young I mean people are still sending the happy new year greetings then I think am just 20 let me wait when am 30 and have a family, 孩子, a job and a husband then I will have alot to pray for… but thanks for this piece how I wish I can get the whole book too sounds very informative. .. anyway God bless you !! :-)
This is absolutely who I am RIGHT NOW! 可悲的是, but no need to hide. I am a single mom, full time student, own a small business, currently a staff leader for a church we planted in September 2014 (staff unpaid), and work part time at a safe home for teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking and yes even after reading what I do I am sure you’re already exhausted! I dare myself every night before bed to wake up at least by 5:00 上午. and set all my alarms..(yes ALL I mean the five on my phone and then the one that has a connection)always to 5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 和 6:45…what time do you think I woke up today?!? 7:00!!! 是, I know I am so lazy… But really I am tired…maybe too much on my plate, so I am going to cut some things down currently, but ultimately your post is so true. I would be way more productive in everything I’m involved in, most importantly I could give more time to God. How silly really it is to waste such precious time. 作為一個 25 year old( 我是 25) or even as a 30 要么 40 year old we should be living everyday with a purpose because we have one, to live every day not wasted and to share His word and embrace every moment possible to grow in Him through our every day life. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your concert in Orlando!!!
This post came at a perfect time, as my new year’s resolution was to be more disciplined, more specifically to wake up early and be in the Word every day so that my life is continually transformed by it. Thank you for the encouragement!
上帝是好的. In the past weeks before school started back for my 5 year old son and he returned home from being with his mom for the holidays (even summer) every morning its ‘I’ll wake up in 20 mins,’ or whatever the excuse may be and hit the snooze button. Man before I got up for work I had already planned my entire day out and convinced myself as to why this extra sleep would help but every single time it would hurt me to stay in bed rather than help. A lot has happened in 2014 and I hit rock bottom bad! I’m just thankful God has shown me his mercy and grace to rebuild my life and start over and find the purpose he has for me on this earth because I don’t deserve it. Being more and more consistent in reading the word and understanding the our Lord and Savior Jesus is the living word it tells us that laziness, sleep, 等等. will all lead to poverty, misfortune, and even death. A lot of sin has plagued my life and being lazy, getting that little extra sleep has held me back from the life God has for me. Nowadays I wake up 20 要么 30 mins before my alarm and hear that voice telling me ‘get up start early’, or even at work ‘don’t put this off do it now, put more effort into what your doing you can do better.’ I have fought the Lord for too long and I see doing things my way is going to put me in an early grave. I’m still not where I wanna be but have learned to give in to the spirit and just listen no matter what I am being steered to do but I’m human and I have the urge to go back to my ways. I’m afraid of letting God down, I don’t think I can fulfill his purpose for my creation, yea I’m doing better today or right now, but can I be consistent everyday all day God-willing and do my part as a Christian. Its exciting to read and learn but for me it has been scary to think I can do what God wants consistently and I go back to I’ll get with ya God tomorrow because I messed up today. Man my friend pushed me a long time ago to change what I listen to and I promise I just started listening to you Trip for a week now and you have already been an influence on my life man. I appreciate it and apologize for the long post just gotta tell ya thank you for your music and the excerpt above it’s all adding to my testimony that God is real and even though I feel lonely being a single father here in this big state of Georgia with so many people, God will work through others whether they’re arms reach or you never meet em to steer me in the right direction.
Your a talented artist my brother I look up to you I’m25 going to be 26 this May so I hope GOD uses me in a mighty way for his GLORY and riches plus i would like to do what you and other artist do preach the GOSPEL in a way that it doesn’t sound so religious and folks turn around and walk away but can be renewed and transformed and changed for the better because that inner voice that speaks within us telling those out there, there are those like us seeking of our purpose on what GOD wants and needs from us. Thanks for making this book can’t wait to get it I’m starting to like it already!
“如果你看一下我的iPhone, 你會看到, 可悲的是, 我在十五分鐘為單位設置十六歲左右開始報警之前 7:00 上午. 為什麼? 因為有相當多沒有機會，我會第十三次報警後起床. 這些未來三年號碼14, 十五, and sixteen—are my only chance to actually have a day.”
哈哈. 如此真實. I have the same problem. 好東西. I’m looking forward to the reading the book!
Encouraged. I hit the snooze button may too many times. I want to live a life that points to a good God. I need to pray and get a plan soon. 謝謝, TL.
真棒! listening & agreeing & laughing. 謝謝!
I want this book. It’s for me 18 years old christian rapper from Macedonia.
this is so true and profound. Have been struggling with the 7:00 a.m logic especially since starting university where it has become even more difficult to wake up in time.
your testimony kind of reminds me of myself when I was young! Really enjoyed your perspective about LIFE!!!
im not joking, I needed to read this so badly right now. I’m getting ready to go to a different country for a year to do missions and tell people about JESUS, but the days leading up my leaving (which are now only 9,) have been full of me in the 7:00am logic. The thing is, 雖然, that every morning when I don’t wake up and I end up sleeping entirely too late, I am so upset at myself! I know I have this 7:00am logic, but I’m not okay with it. I just don’t know what to do to change it. It seems like even when I truly do try, I still fail. 感謝寫這個, 旅. I am challenged.
哇, i love this soo much. Wish i could get the book.
讚美神! Can’t wait to read your new book… I recently had a heart transplant on 9/29/14, and I thanked God everyday for His blessing, my point, like your last book the “Good Life” we tend to put or faith and trust in the wrong things.. 上帝保佑! #問心無愧 #116 #DontQuit #CantwaittoreadRise
Thank you for allowing me to dive into this excerpt from your new book. I do believe this will enlighten our culture and even start a conversation. I know some younger christians that will definitely appreciate this honest perspective as well. God bless and pray nothing, but blessings in this endeavor.
Hmmm, 7:00 am logic… I cannot say I’m NOT like this! Reading this made me think back to all the times that I wake up, look at the time, and say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will be… to go back to sleep.” I love my sleep! Not addicted, but don’t disturb me. I should instead say, “6:00? I think my first decision of the day will be to read God’s Word and pray.” Thank you Trip for sharing this. So excited for your book, I’ve already pre-ordered it!
Powerful stuff Trip. Thanks for sharing what the Lord has put on your heart in this regard. Your ministry is a blessing to many, Lord bless.
Such a lovely post. I am such a big fan of your music. It inspired me soo much. Finding out that you are both a blogger and writer was mind-blowing, since I’m both and have been looking for someone to look up to. I really wish I could get a copy of your book.
哇! My friend listens to your music and she told me I’d like it. For sure my mind is blown. You’re real, honest and there’s absolutely no beating about the bush with you. You’ve inspired me so so much and although I’m 18 and feel like I’m going nowhere, there’s so much truth – raw honesty – and looking into God’s word from you that I’m so inspired and motivated to quit a bunch of bad habits. Imma cling onto that hope that there’s something good coming and especially not believing the 7:00 上午. logic cuz I can totally relate and it’s something I’m working on. 謝謝!!
P.S. Looking forward to more awesome music! :)
Good day Trip.