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"steve tow" Discussed on Focus On the Family Daily Broadcast
"Because you can't think about Afghanistan and trainer your buddy is going to beat you up. You have to be focused, but you can take something that's good for you and you could abuse it. Like a medicine for being sick and you can abuse it. That's what I did with jiu-jitsu. Don't get me wrong. I still love jiu-jitsu. I use it like climate and a bottle of pills or alcohol. That's what I did with jiu-jitsu I never got better. And I witnessed three year downward spiral, which ended in me, was continuing to deal with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger towards my family, taken out of people I love most, ultimately ended in a fair on my family and me and my wife and kids sitting down and deciding we were divorced and sell our home, we filed for divorce, we moved in two separate apartments for 12 month leases. We're pretty committed to that. My wife had a very different reaction to me. She went to church, and she began to pray for me. God, let me see Chad the way you see Chad. Let me love Chad the way you left Chad. Let me forgive Chad the way you forgave Chad. That's my wife would pray for me. When I was betraying my family, meanwhile, I went to this apartment, I fought this big fight on a strikeforce on a showtime, about three months I was separate from my family. And when that fight was over and I won this big fight and showed on showtime, I found myself home in my apartment, by myself, in this thought came over me of how much pain I brought my family through and I had this thought that maybe my family would be sad without me, but they would be better off, right? Maybe my family would be sad, but they'd be better off. That same hopeless thought finds a home in the hearts of over 20 veterans every single day. And so many more outside the veteran community. In the last two years, if you don't know the national suicide hotline has been up 1000%, so if you're feeling depressed, if you're feeling hopeless, you're not alone. The world is in a very difficult place right now. And you can't do it alone. I tried to do it alone, and that thought came over me and maybe that thought hit some of you. Maybe my family would be sad without me. Made my loved ones be sad without me, but the world would be better off if I just end it. And I made a decision to take my life. Wow. Chad rope a show on focus on the family, and you can see how Chad became a force for good in his book, saving Aziz. We've got that here at the ministry and we'll send that out. Please donate generously as you can. The link is in the show notes. Let's return now to more from Chad Rochelle. And when I put that gun to my head, I would see a play out like who's gonna find me and the only person that had a key to my apartment at that time was mold the sun hunter. He was 13 years old at the time. And the thought of him coming find me was enough to pump the brakes, but I was in such a dark place that the next day I was back at it, trying to build up the courage to do it again. And there was one morning I was in that closet when pistol in my hand, and I heard a knock on my door and I wasn't going to answer it, but I want to hurt my wife's Cassie's voice. I panicked. I went to the door and I started an argument with her. I was so mad, it may sound weird. But I was so angry that she was there interrupting me, killing myself. And I began to yell at her and berate her and she's not a very calm person, by the way. But in this moment, she was totally calm and she asked me a question that radically changed my life. She asked me how I could do everything I did in the Marine Corps. We were married. We met when we were 17 and 18. So she saw me become a recon marine and go through that process. If you don't know, it's 80% attrition rate to make it any special operations that she saw me do that. She's like, how could you do all of that? And when it comes to your family, you'll quit. And I don't know about you guys, especially young men. But there's no more so cutting word to me than to be called a quitter. And she was absolutely right. I've been successful at professional things in my life. But when it came to the most important things, being a husband, being a father, being a young 70 year old kid that went to Marine Corps boot camp and raised his hand and said, I want to do something important with my life and putting all those things including my own will to live. And I made a radical decision in that moment to get back in the site. I didn't know how to do it, but I knew I couldn't do it alone, and I knew I couldn't do it with the people I surrounded by. And so I asked my wife that someone at this church that you're going to that could help hold me accountable. And I met a man named Steve tow who happened to be on call at the church. He wasn't in the military, he wanted to MMA fighter. But as I met with him, he had all the perfect words to help me. I had actually written a plan of how I could fix my life because I was wanted to him to show it to my wife to win her back and I was pretty impressed by it. I was pretty. Confidently slid over to him like, hey, check this out. It's really good. Show it to my wife. And he put his hand on that plan and he slid it back to me and told me I was going to fail. I remember being pretty offended 'cause I was like, this is a pretty good plan. You didn't even look at it, and you're telling me I'm going to fail. What a jerk. But he tapped on this paper and as he said something I'll never forget. He said, if this plan does have anything to do with your relationship with God, I'm not going to waste your time, and I'm not going to let you waste mine. And so I trusted Steve, and I surrendered my life to Christ. And beyond that decision, Steve Mitch, for an entire year in biblical living. And what that really meant for me was really the things that I was dealing with, the anxiety, the panic banger, those things that just go away, but the way I responded to them was different because now I have biblical principles in order to make better decisions with. And what I discovered through the process, which may seem pretty simple, but to me it was pretty profound. Was that all these bad things that happened to me in Afghanistan and my childhood, I shared some of them with you. All these things as bad as they were, those things that lead me to be in that closet with a pistol man at rock bottom would let me there with the choices that I made in response to those things. And now I can intentionally choose differently because of the truth the guys were. And as I begin to intentionally apply that I'm a lice, I realize this cliche phrase, but it's so powerful. I didn't have to let my past define my future. I could choose a different future moving forward. I didn't have to remain in that brokenness. I could still do great things in this world, and now for the kingdom of God. And I made a pretty profound decision to be intentional about that. I started calibrating my life to that and through that, I found restoration in my brokenness in my marriage, I'm in married 26 years now. Amazing relationships with my three children. Thank you. I found hope again and ultimately I found what I think all of us seek in life. And that's purpose. We have to have purpose in life. Regardless of what we've been through, regardless of not just what was done to us, but regardless of how failures in our lives, because we're all going to follow our face and fail. It's just part of life. When we get back up and we get off the accident we move forward because God has a plan and promise for you if you still have breath long Scott still has something for you to do. And it realizing that I found that purpose again. Mark Twain says one of my favorite quotes about purpose. The two most important days in a person's life or the day that they're born in a day to today found out why. When I realized that God still had a plan for my life, I found out the why. And it was sharing what I discovered with others. To be here to share, that story with you. To realize that we don't have to remain in our brokenness, we don't have to stay in the X, we can trust God's promise, and we can move forward and do amazing things for the kingdom. And I felt a deep burden on my heart at that time to share that story with other veterans. It was like if I was dying of cancer and Steve tilt gave me the cure through God's word, I didn't want to keep that to myself. I felt obligated to share whether others. And so that manifested and found that anybody else foundation. And over the last 11 years, that most amazing people have come around me, God's orchestrated is the most amazing foundation. I've been able to speak to 250,000 active duty troops on bases around the
"steve tow" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Although I don't know I don't know Steve's going toe. If Steve's going to be a Anak Solent contributor on this city, Steve, I'm not setting you up for failure. I mean, you know there's certain things we all agree upon that I'm not an expert on but How are you with a rapper Joyner Lucas. Well, I not familiar at all, especially as somebody who is found themselves delve deep into Nineties. Hip hop. I am not familiar with that name. Yeah, Yeah, See, I'm if you ask me about old school, I can tell you everything. Um, but not not. Okay, well, He's from Wester Danny. On the other hand. Is quite the effect on Otto when it comes to wrap. Tell us tell us about rapper Joyner Lucas because I have a very interesting story for everybody. A couple of years ago it Wister boy released a mix tape ended up going semi viral. Ended up performing on a couple of other big time artist tracks, including Eminem later went on to be nominated for a Grammy and then finally put out his first album last year. One of those songs ended up making the top 10 on the billboard. Okay, so He's got some credit. Casey case him over there. That's pretty good that he is, But it's a long distance. Dedication. Steve Tow Everybody. I'm Daisy Gaze. Um I'm the voice of Scooby Doo. And so anyway. So last night Danny at Worcester City Hall. Where Let me just let me just make sure I understand this, Governor, Baker has said. If you're going to gather outside You should have a maximum of 50 people. You should be massed. You should be trying this socially distance. I am correct there, right, Danny? Correct. Steve, You can attest to that. I've heard yet, Right? Yeah. So how many people do you think where it's City Hall last night when the mayor of the city of Worcester, Joe Petty, otherwise known as putty Um, when he decided to give this rapper The key to the city. I've seen pictures. I am estimating 2 to 300 people. At one point, there's a video is somebody shot from down the street, and there is just a mass group of people kind of making their way towards City Hall after Joyner decided to show up in some sort of in off road vehicle, Take type looking thing. I mean, it's a pretty cool looking truck. Don't get me wrong, but Definitely going to attract attention in, you know, five o'clock on a Tuesday night in Wester. Yeah, yeah. I mean, it's City Council. So let me ask this first question. What was the urgency of giving him This key to the city last night. I mean, okay, so he's one of Worcester Zone. Um All right, you know, like if somebody from Springfield somebody from Providence makes it big Give him the you know Taj Mahal and Springfield as a street named after him, Given the key to the city, Okay, why? Why, last night in the middle of a pandemic when you know People are going to show up. Not just cause the guys from Worcester. But Steve as you heard, and I heard the Danny explain the guy's pretty big. He's a celebrity. And he had a top 10 song in rap. In the rap category and billboard. So why last night can Danny Can you explain? That is this and I don't know why they felt the need to do this during the middle of a pandemic. I don't know if you know, even if it was per se. He was in the area for some reason. I don't know why it couldn't wait until after the pandemic. I've actually gotta ask another question. Um Because in the telegram article It says dozens of fans. Dozens of fans are they covering for you know for the mayor? Cause I'm I'm again looking at some of the same pictures, Danny that you're looking at. There's a lot more than dozens, and you know what I mean. I hate to say it in course, you know he's not an editor Craig Seaman who I went to college with, wrote the article. He does a lot of the music stuff of the telegram. And is a decent guy. Um, dozens? No, I don't think so. There's more than does that. It was hundreds, not Dozen. Yeah, yeah, Like I said, there's one video, which I will try to find for you. And yet it's There was probably at least 2 to 300 visible in that one video, So whether or not they were all still president. You know, when Joyner actually showed up for what? I don't know, but at one point, no, there were hundreds of people down there. And again nothing against him. I mean, if someone nobody was once again he is deserving. But not necessarily yesterday from the pictures that I see inside of City Hall. Looks like you know, like, You're not supposed to have more than 25 people inside and you know you're not supposed to have, um What's the point? You know you're supposed to wear masks and all that They do that. But I mean, even if you look at the telegrams, pictures, and I'm looking at that urban assault vehicle that he showed up, and that is kind of cool, Danny. I mean, it's useless, but when you're a rap star, but it's when your rap star it's kind of cool fun to look at from whatever else she had no problem with that. So I want to go back a little bit real quick. Uh, even, uh, quote here from mess live from joining Lucas himself. He said he hoped to act as an inspiration for the hundreds waiting outside for him. Yeah. So that's coming from his work his mouth himself, so I want I want to have a conversation with the mayor. You know, this is like the, uh Gina Ra Mondo. Kind of thing. You know, even though she's high, tailing it out of Providence, This is like Gina Ra Mondo, you know? Hey, everybody. Stay home. Oh, I'm going away a wine bar..