Thaum Winners Saib Zoo li losers

Yuav ua li cas winners zoo li? Yog lawv siab los yog luv luv? Dub los yog dawb? Muaj zog los yog tsis muaj zog? Kuv twv nws yog nyob ntawm peb txhais li cas los ntawm “khiav.”

Kuv twb sucked rau hauv zaj dabneeg ntawm ib tug khiav no yav dhau los lub hlis raws li ib tug nyeem ib tug lengthy, tab sis siv biography ntawm Michael Jordan. Cov ncauj lus kom ntxaws account qhia kuv yog vim li cas muaj coob tus neeg xav xav tau nrog nws ciam teb rau lwm rau hero pe hawm. Muaj ntau yam uas yuav hais txog “nws airness” tab sis tsis muaj leej twg yuav puas tau lees tias nws tsis yog ib tug khiav. Nws zoo li ib tug khiav ua ntej nws tau txais tag nrho cov neeg championship rings, tab sis yog?

Thaum koj nyeem cov phau ntawv, nws ciali tseeb los ntawm nws thaum yau hais tias nws yuav ua tau ib tug tau zus ib. Txawm tias yog nws zoo ua luaj ua si raws li ib tug me ntsis pab koomtes tshob rau dej los yog raws li ib tug junior varsity basketball neeg uas ua ntawv; nws lub tsev kawm ntawv txoj kev loj hlob spurt los yog nws ua si winning txhaj koob tshuaj tivthaiv thaum lub sij hawm nws freshman xyoo nrog UNC.

By lub sij hawm kuv tau txais mus rau tshooj hais txog nws Championships raws li ib tug Chicago phaw, muaj tsis muaj surprises. Tus sau hais rau nws zaj dab neeg nyob rau hauv ib txoj kev uas ua rau nws paub tseeb: Jordan twb yug los ua ib tug khiav. Thiab hais tias yog dab tsi peb paub nws rau: winning rau championship rings, tsib MVPs, thiab 14 Tag nrho Star tshwm sim (tsis hais nws unchallenged reign nyob rau hauv lub kis las khau kev ua si).

Qhov no zoo unchallenged reign yog dab tsi feem ntau yog los mus mloog ua ntej thaum peb xav hais tias “khiav.” Tab sis kuv xav kom peb qheb kev rau lwm yam ntawm khiav. Lub hom khiav uas tsis muaj tag nrho cov makings ntawm ib tug tau zus ib. Lub hom khiav nws weaknesses yog ntau noteworthy tshaj nws txawj. Lub hom khiav uas zoo dua li ib tug swb tej zaum.

kov yeej, tab sis conquering

Kuv mam li yuav ncaj ncees nrog koj. Lub ob xyoo tau amazing nyob rau hauv ntau txoj kev uas, tab sis lawv twb kuj tau zoo nkauj zog. Kuv twb nyiam ib tug muaj zog sib yuav thiab pib ntawm ob tug me neej. Kuv twb muaj kev xyiv fab ntawm pastoral minsitry nyob rau hauv ib tug noj qab nyob zoo lub tsev teev ntuj. Tab sis kuv twb tseem tau plagued nrog tsis muaj zog. Nws yog ib qho nyuaj rau outsiders qhia tej zaum kuj vim hais tias kuv zoo li yuav tsum tau ua ntau yam thiaj li zoo yam. Tab sis yog hais tias tsuas koj yuav pom ib tug me ntsis los ze zog.

Kuv muaj mob fatigue syndrome. kuv paub, Kuv tsis tau hnov ​​ntawm nws ua ntej yog. Tej zaum yog vim li cas thaum nws ntaus kuv nws zoo li ib tug sucker punch tshaj ib lub koom haum bout. Nyob rau hauv thaum pib nws yeej Xiam Oob Qhab kuv- kuv tsuas yog tsaug zog rau lub sij hawm ib hnub twg, thiab sab sab rau lwm tus kaum yim. Nyob rau xyoo tom ntej nws tau zoo dua, tiam sis nws tseem tshuav kuv ib tug plhaub ntawm yog dab tsi kuv siv tau. Kuv twb tau nyob rau hauv lub xya xyoo tas los nrog ib tug neverending qaug zog. Kuv ua siab ncaj yuav tsis nco qab lub sij hawm tas los kuv muaj rested- zoo li kuv lub roj teeb tuag, tab sis yeej tsis sam.

Zog yog zoo li cov roj uas powers txhua qhov chaw ntawm peb lub neej. Peb yuav tsum tau nws rau txhua txhua ua hauj lwm, txhua txhua sib tham, txhua tus xav. Thiab thaum uas roj yog tsawg, txhua yam suffers. Rau ib txhia yog vim li cas, kuv lub cev yuav tsis cia kuv chaw sam roj. Es tsis txhob kuv tank lingers txoj cai saum toj no “E,” thiab kuv sim ua kom nws los ntawm. Nws tseem tshuav kuv limping los ntawm txhua qhov chaw ntawm kuv lub neej.

Kuv qhia rau koj tag nrho cov no, tsis yog rau koj pab koj tu siab, tab sis cam yuav ua li cas koj xav hais tias. Ib txhia tej zaum yuav zoo nyob rau hauv cov mus ntsib tsis tau deadlines, the discouraging days, the occasional tension in my marriage, thiab xav hais tias, “txiv neej, no txiv leej tub yog poob txoj cai tam sim no.” Nws paub tseeb tias pom tau tias zoo li poob thaum kuv yuav tau hloov kuv lub neej lub hom phiaj tsis tau dua los yog qhia rau kuv tus tub, “Taws tes rau txiv lub nkees heev mus ua si tam sim no.” Kuv yuav tsum raug dag, yog hais tias kuv hais tias nws tsis yog discouraging thiab ua. tsis tau, Kuv tseem lees tias kuv qab zib yeej.

tsis, Kuv tsis yog loj thiab muaj zog zoo ntawm khiav; Kuv ua tau zoo nkauj tsis muaj zog. Kuv yog ib tug txawv hom ntawm khiav. Thiab kuv xav tias muaj ntau yam ntawm koj heev.

Ib tug txawv hom ntawm Khiav

Kuv muaj yeej, tab sis tsis yog vim kuv lub zog tau ruaj nws. Kuv yeej tshwm sim nyob rau hauv cov kev phem ntawm kuv weaknesses, txawm kuv tej kev txhaum. Kuv tsis yog victor uas yeej foes thiab nyab xeeb lub yeej; Kuv yeej cia li tau txais nws. Kuv muaj yeej nyob rau hauv Tswv Yexus.

Paul txo nws hwj nws zoo li no nyob rau hauv Loos:

Raws li nws yog sau, "Rau koj sake peb raug tua tag nrho cov hnub ntev; peb yog ntshai li yaj mus raug tua. "Tsis muaj, nyob rau hauv tag nrho cov yam uas peb muaj ntau tshaj conquerors dhau los ntawm nws uas hlub peb” (Loos 8:36-37).

Paul quotes Ntawv Nkauj 44, qhov twg tus sau nkauj quaj rau Vajtswv txoj kev pab nyob rau hauv lub midst ntawm mus sib. Thiab Paul siv nqe vaj lug kub kom nws taw tes uas tsis muaj dab tsi yuav kho li cas Vajtswv tau ua rau peb nyob rau hauv Tswv Yexus.

Ib tug ntawm cov feem ntau cov tawm tej yam uas yog hais tias tom qab hais txog tej yam uas txaus ntshai: raug tua, raug tua, Paul hais tias txawm nyob rau hauv cov tej yam uas peb yog cov uas kov yeej. Txawm tias thaum peb poob, peb nyob nraum winning. Txawm tias thaum twg peb nyob nraum qab tau kov yeej los ntawm no poob lub ntiaj teb no, peb nyob twj ywm kov yeej los ntawm Yexus. Lub me me txhua txhua hnub battles tsis txiav txim rau peb txoj hmoo, vim hais tias cov tsov rog twb tau yeej. Puas tsis tau hais tias coj koj zoo kawg kev cia siab? Yog hais tias peb nyob rau hauv Tswv Yexus, peb yeej yuav tsis poob.

Tej zaum, zoo li kuv, koj nyob nraum nyob rau hauv ib lub caij ntawm kuj zoo kawg muaj teeb meem. Kuv xav los txhawb kom koj nrog ib tug ob peb txoj kev kuv xav hais tias hais txog qhov no tseeb.

1. Tsis txhob Cia li Saib Koj

Thaum kuv siv kuv lub hnub ntawm rau kuv tsis muaj zog thiab grumbling nyob rau hauv kuv lub siab, Kuv tsuas pub kuv poob siab thiab roj kuv dag siab ntawm hopelessness. Thaum kuv ntsia kuv Kuv xav tias kuv twb poob lawm, tab sis thaum kuv ntsia Yexus Kuv nco qab hais tias kuv yeej. Thaum nws twb tua yeej nws foes, nws twb tua yeej lawv nyob rau peb cov sawv cev.

2. Tsis txhob Cia li Saib Tam sim no

Yog hais tias kuv tsuas tsom nyob rau hnub no los yog cov ob peb xyoo dhau, Kuv ntxias kom xav tias qhov no yog yuav ua li cas nws yeej yuav. Tab sis Yexus muas unbelievable yam rau kuv nyob rau hauv tus ntoo khaub lig hais tias kuv tsis tau expereienced tsis tau. Kuv paub Vajtswv imperfectly tam sim no, tab sis kuv tau los paub tau nws txig tom qab. Nws yuav txawm muab kuv ib hom tshuaj tshiab lub cev thiab so tag nrho kuv cov kua muag.

Peb kuj raug ntxias mus ua kom pom tseeb rau cov neeg uas zoo li yuav yeej tam sim no. Cov neeg uas tsis muaj tib lub tej kev txom nyem thiab setbacks uas ib txwm zoo li no tus mob plague peb. Tab sis pab neeg no uas yeej nyob rau hauv lub quarter thib peb yog tsis ib txwm pab neeg uas yeej nyob rau hauv lub kawg. Muaj coob tus neeg zoo li yuav yeej txhua hnub battles, tab sis lawv tsis tau ntseeg nyob rau hauv ib tug uas yeej tsov rog. Tsis txhob cia li saib tam sim no.

Qab zib yeej

Michael Jordan tseem yog ib tug ntawm cov loj tshaj plaws thiab feem ntau nrov winners peb puas tau pom. Tab sis muaj loj yeej yuav tsum muaj. Thiab tsis muaj leej twg tau dab tsi nws yuav siv sij hawm los yeej muaj cov tsov rog peb tus kheej; tsuas Khetos tau ua uas. Nws yeej tag nrho ntawm peb cov yeeb ncuab rau peb: tsis muaj, Dab Ntxwg Nyoog, thiab kev tuag nws tus kheej. Tag nrho nws yuav siv sij hawm mus koom cov pab neeg thiab cov kev pab los ntawm nws yeej yog txoj siav los ntawm txoj kev txhaum thiab cia siab rau tus Cawm Seej. leej twg, txawm lub weakest ntawm peb yuav ua tau winners.

Qhov no yog qhov tseeb hais tias yog nyob rau hauv kuv lub siab thaum kuv sau cov lus no nyob rau hauv “Qab zib yeej”:

Lub victor yog tsis yog ib tug uas yeej xya inning
Trophies tsis txhob mus rau qhov sawv daws yuav uas tau txais ib tug zoo pib
Thaum kuv hais tias kuv yeej kuv tsis txhais hais tias hnub no kuv nyob rau hauv
Kuv txhais hais tias hnub twg thaum twg lub grey skies ploj tawm, ces kuv yeej ua tau kuv nrog nws kav

Xyuas kom tseeb tias mus de tau ib daim qauv ntawm “sawv” thaum nws tawm 10.27.14!

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36 comments

  1. LiamTeb

    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 JonesTeb

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

  3. SteveLTeb

    dawm, 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. LydiaTeb

    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. DeniseTeb

    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, Amen.

  6. duran LoweryTeb

    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. PatrickTeb

    dawm, 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. CharlanaTeb

    Hav dawm,

    I truly enjoy your song “Qab zib yeej”, it stays on repeat & I look forward to hearing the rest of the CD. Vajtswv foom koob hmoov rau koj & your family & continued success to you!

  9. ChesterTeb

    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. Yog li ntawd, 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.

  10. christianTeb

    dawm! 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!

  11. MackenderTeb

    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.

  12. Erica D. ClantonTeb

    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!

  13. isaiahTeb

    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.

  14. GabeTavianoTeb

    Thanks for being transparent, dawm. 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!!

  15. ChristyCappTeb

    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!

  16. YexusTeb

    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” los yog “knowingof the TRUTH, which is “YEXUS”, 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..!

  17. AshleyTeb

    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. Ua tsaug rau koj sib koom, 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!

  18. RachelTeb

    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. Ua tsaug rau koj!

  19. Julia RiebTeb

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

  20. DinaTeb

    dawm, 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!

  21. DiTeb

    Downloaded the album yesterday and I love it! My fav is “Tag nrho sawv Up”; I have it on replay… lol… thanks for the wonderful album Trip. Hope to watch you in concert one day.

  22. GabkyTeb

    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!

  23. LatashaTeb

    This blog post was such a blessing to me. Feem ntau, I don’t feel understood by family, cov phooj ywg, 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!

    Txoj kev tshav ntuj thiab kev sib haum xeeb,
    Tasha F.

  24. TTuniqueTeb

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

  25. TimTeb

    dawm,
    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.

  26. BurtonTeb

    dawm,
    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.

  27. FemiTeb

    dawm, 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.

  28. NateTeb

    dawm,
    Chronic Fatigue has plagued my life from when I was 13 los yog 14 years old all the way up until only a matter of weeks ago (kuv 28 tam sim no). 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.

  29. ThomLomasTeb

    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. tsaug dua, Vajtswv foom koob hmoov rau.

    -Thom L.

  30. Brandon MartinezTeb

    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. kuv 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. Loos 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. Vajtswv foom koob hmoov rau koj,your wife,and children in all your days and all you do.