Cando gañadores Look Like Losers

Que gañadores opinión? son altos ou baixos? Negro ou branco? Forte ou débil? Eu creo que iso depende do que se entende por “gañador.”

I foi absorbido para a historia dun vencedor este mes como ler unha longa, pero biografía envolvente de Michael Jordan. A conta detallada fíxome lembrar por que a obsesión de moitas persoas con el beira culto do heroe. Moitas cousas poden ser dito sobre “His Airness” pero ninguén podería afirmar que el non é un gañador. Como era un gañador antes obtivo todos estes aneis de campionato, aínda?

Mentres le o libro, parecía claro desde a súa infancia que sería un campión. Se este era o seu excelente xogo como un pequeno vasos liga ou como un xogador de baloncesto júnior do equipo do colexio; o brote de crecemento do ensino medio ou o seu xogo de tiro de caducidade durante o seu primeiro ano con UNC.

Ata o momento eu teño que os capítulos sobre os seus campionatos como Chicago Bulls, non houbo sorpresas. O autor contou a súa historia de forma que deixou claro: Jordan naceu para ser un gañador. E iso é o que nós sabemos o por: gañando seis aneis de campionato, cinco MVPs, e 14 All Star aparencias (sen esquecer o seu reinado indiscutible no xogo atletas zapatos).

Este tipo de reinado incontestado é o que normalmente ven á mente en primeiro lugar cando pensamos “gañador.” Pero quero-nos a deixar espazo para outro tipo de gañador. O tipo de gañador que non ten todos os ingredientes dun campión. O tipo de gañador cuxas debilidades son máis notable do que os seus puntos fortes. O tipo de gañador, que máis parece un perdedor, por veces,.

conquistada, pero Conquistando

Eu vou ser honesto con vostede. Os últimos dous anos foron sorprendentes en moitas formas, pero tamén teño sido moi difícil. Eu gosto de un matrimonio forte eo inicio de dúas vidas pequenas. Teño probar a alegría de Minsitry pastoral nunha igrexa saudable. Pero tamén teño sido atormentado con debilidade. É difícil para persoas de fóra para dicir, por veces, porque parecen estar facendo tantas cousas boas. Pero se só podía ver un pouco máis preto.

Eu teño a síndrome de fatiga crónica. sei, Eu nunca tiña oído falar del antes de calquera. Quizais por iso, cando me bateu me sentín máis como un perforado de otários que un ataque organizado. No comezo realmente deficiente me- I foi só acordado por seis horas ao día, e esgotado a outro de dezaoito. Durante o próximo ano o fixo ir mellor, pero aínda me deixou unha sombra do que eu adoitaba ser. Eu vivín os últimos sete anos, cun cansazo sen fin. Eu honestamente non me lembro a última vez que me sentín rested- como a miña batería morreu, pero nunca actualizar.

Enerxía é como o combustible que alimenta todos os ámbitos da nosa vida. Necesitamos para cada tarefa, cada conversa, cada pensamento. E cando este combustible é baixa, todo sofre. Por algunha razón, meu corpo non me deixa encher. Pola contra o meu vaso permanece ben por riba “E,” e eu intento facelo a través. Me deixou mancando través de todos os ámbitos da miña vida.

Dígoche todo isto, non para a súa simpatía, pero para desafiar como pensa. Algúns poden ollar os prazos non cumpridos, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, e pensar, “home, este cara está perdendo agora.” Seguramente é como perder cando teño que cambiar os meus plans de vida unha vez ou dicir ao meu fillo, “do papá moi canso para xogar agora.” Eu estaría mentindo se eu dixese que non era desanimado e tentando. aínda, Eu reclamar meu doce vitoria.

non, Non son o tipo forte sobre-humana de gañador; En realidade eu son moi débil. Eu son un tipo de gañador. E sospeito que moitos de vostedes son demasiado.

Un tipo de Winner

Teño a vitoria, pero non porque a miña forza asegurou que. Miña vitoria pasa a pesar das miñas debilidades, mesmo os meus pecados. Non son o gañador que derrotou inimigos e asegurou a vitoria; Realmente só recibiu. Teño a vitoria en Xesús.

Galicia pon así en Romanos:

Como está escrito:, "Por amor de ti somos entregados á morte o día; somos considerados como ovellas para o matadoiro. "Non, en todas estas cousas somos máis que vencedores, por medio do que nos amou” (romanos 8:36-37).

Paulo cita o Salmo 44, onde o salmista clama por axuda de Deus no medio do xuízo. E Paulo usa este versículo para facer o seu punto que nada pode desfacer o que Deus fixo por nós en Cristo.

Unha das cousas máis impresionantes é que despois de mencionar cousas terribles: sendo mortos, seren abatidos, Paul di que mesmo nesas cousas somos máis que vencedores. Mesmo cando perdemos, estamos gañando. Mesmo cando estamos sendo conquistada por ese mundo caído, permanecen gañadores, por Xesús. As pequenas batallas diarias non determinan o noso destino, porque a guerra xa se gaña. Isto non lle traer esperanza incrible? Se estamos en Cristo, Nós realmente non pode perder.

Pode ser, como eu, está nunha tempada de gran dificultade. Quero encouraged-lo con algunhas formas que eu penso acerca desa realidade.

1. Non basta ollar para ti

Cando pasar meu día concentrando-se na miña debilidade e resmungando o meu corazón, Só alimentar o meu desánimo e abastecer meu falsa sensación de desesperanza. Cando eu ollar para min creo que perdín, pero cando ollo para Xesús Lembro que eu gañar. Cando foi derrota seus inimigos, estaba derrotando os en noso nome.

2. Non basta ollar para agora

Se eu só centrar hoxe é nestes últimos anos, Estou tentando a pensar que é así que sempre será. Pero el comprou cousas incribles para min na cruz que eu non expereienced. Sei que Deus imperfeitamente agora, pero eu coñece-lo perfectamente tarde. Vai mesmo me dar un novo corpo de marca e enxugar as miñas bágoas.

Tamén podemos ser tentados a concentrarse sobre os que parecen estar gañando agora. Aqueles que non teñen as mesmas dificultades e contratempos que parecen sempre nos aflixen. Pero o equipo que está vencendo no terceiro trimestre non é sempre o equipo que vence a finais. Moitas persoas parecen estar gañando batallas diarias, pero eles non confiaba naquel que gañou a guerra. Non basta ollar para agora.

Victory doce

Michael Jordan segue sendo un dos maiores e máis populares gañadores que xa vimos. Pero hai vitorias maiores a ser tidos. E ningún de nós ten o que fai falta para gañar a guerra nos; só Cristo pode facelo. El derrotou os nosos inimigos para nós: sen, Satán, ea propia morte. Todo o que fai falta para unirse ao equipo e beneficiar das súas vitorias está abandonando o pecado e confiando no Salvador. alguén, mesmo os máis débiles entre nós poden gañadores.

Esta é a realidade que estaba no meu corazón cando escribiu estas palabras no “Victory doce”:

O gañador non é aquel que está gañando sétima vez
Trofeos non vaia para os que ten un bo comezo
Cando digo eu gañar eu non quero dicir hoxe estou en
Quero dicir que, día no que os ceos grises desaparecer, entón eu estou gañando porque reinar con el

Asegúrese de incorporarse unha copia do “subir” cando sae 10.27.14!

accións

36 comentarios

  1. Liamresponder

    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 Jonesresponder

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

  3. SteveLresponder

    viaxe, 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. Lydiaresponder

    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. Deniseresponder

    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, Amén.

  6. duran Loweryresponder

    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. Patrickresponder

    viaxe, 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. Vinceresponder

    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. Charlanaresponder

    hey viaxe,

    I truly enjoy your song “Victory doce”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Deus te bendiga & your family & continued success to you!

  10. Chesterresponder

    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. así, 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. christianresponder

    viaxe! 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. Mitchresponder

    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. Mackenderresponder

    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. Clantonresponder

    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. isaiahresponder

    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. GabeTavianoresponder

    Thanks for being transparent, viaxe. 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. ChristyCappresponder

    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. Xesúsresponder

    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” ou “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. Ashleyresponder

    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!

  20. Rachelresponder

    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. Grazas!

  21. Julia Riebresponder

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

  22. Dinaresponder

    viaxe, 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. Diresponder

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “All Rise Up”; I have it on replaylolthanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  24. Gabkyresponder

    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. Latasharesponder

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

  26. TTuniqueresponder

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

    viaxe,
    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. Burtonresponder

    viaxe,
    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. Femiresponder

    viaxe, 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. Nateresponder

    viaxe,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 ou 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (eu son 28 agora). 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. ThomLomasresponder

    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. Grazas de novo, Deus bendiga.

    -Thom L.

  32. Brandon Martinezresponder

    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. I am 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. romanos 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. Deus te bendiga,súa esposa,and children in all your days and all you do.