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Best of: Christ Over Anxiety

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April 27, 2022 7:00 pm

Best of: Christ Over Anxiety

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April 27, 2022 7:00 pm

From our Archive, Stu talks with Dr. David Chadwick about his new book, "Moving Beyond Anxiety: 12 Practical Strategies to Renew Your Mind."

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What a great man of God stands 6'9" loves Jesus and he's written a book that couldn't be time to better in God's providence.

The book is called moving beyond anxiety. 12. Practical strategies to renew your mind, Pastor David. It is great to have you with us here on the program.

Thanks for popping will thank you to do is great being with you and thanks for the invitation honored to be on your show.

Well, it's a honor to have you. We had you on the floor to talk a lot of things to talk about your books about the leadership of Dean Smith just so many things you played your you are you are on the other, the Carolina blue menu or plan for the Tar Heels dominating the boards. Great story there.

A it's a it's all coming full circle because everyone's been watching this last dance television season series on ESPN. The county showcases the bull final season, Michael Jordan and their their flashing back to Dean Smith.

You've heard a lot of words from Dean Smith in your in your day having to Pastor David. I have while I was recruited by Coach Smith in the late 1960s and I was on that 1969 final 14. I was also in the 1971 and IP championship team which, when the NIT was still very prestigious as a tournament and by the privilege of being a scholarship athlete playing for him and when he's talking about Michael and some of the things he taught Michael. I couldn't help but smile go those are exactly the same thing he taught his players 10 years earlier. I couldn't help but think about you and it's kinda neat how God's used that platform for you to point people to Jesus which really it's just it's just a cool thing to me here. You could be bragging about will I play for Carolina.

I pray for Dean Smith. I was recruited you know why I suited up there but you you guys use. This is a is a rural way to point people to Christ guys only pick up a awesome David Chadwick book about the leadership style of Dean Smith and find themselves encountering the Savior in that book in in your preaching sir. How does that tell us how that's been a passion of yours will you know board to the give to who are able to play it and you I had nothing to do about being a 68 inches tall. That was totally got the old and I had nothing to say over whether I had any athletic ability that was God. They, I got it and I was able to be recruited. II played Carolina under Dean Smith.

I had a decent career and that open doors for me to be able to speak to people who love athletic club. Coach Smith, I've always tried to point people to Jesus because every gift that I have the fact that I'm fixate the fact that an athletic gift.

It's all a gift from God. And when I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior and that he died for my sins and gave me the gift of eternal life that you gave me even more impetus to anything and everything that he gave me to point people to my Savior so that's what I tried to do. I realize it's all a gift from him, especially the gift of salvation the gift of eternal life.

So I just want to point to the one who is the giver of the give us tremendous. What a blessing and you have done such in your writing and your preaching would love having your program on Truth Network stations and other stations that carry this program all across the country are no doubt familiar with Pastor David Chadwick if you're not, get to know him. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, all the places moments of hope.

What a great ministry in this book, so, so grateful Pastor for your taking the time to put a book together it. I guess you didn't really know this craziness were in right now that the world is really and with this covert, 19 would even be front and center when you wrote a book that addresses that issue front and center. Moving beyond anxiety what what timing. In God's providence.

Amen.

Yeah, I had no idea year and 1/2 ago when I was talking with my publisher remake that will what the book that you think will really touch people and I said well you know the major cause of negative emotions in people today is anxiety.

The second major cause for suicide among teenagers is anxiety and I put together my graduate counseling degree you after I graduate from Carolina played for three years. The European professional league that I came back and went to the University of Florida and was with John Lott many realtors might know was the assistant coach and I played there, but also the brother of Danny lawsuit varied and grant lot and John was the head coach here at Florida and he invited me to come be the graduate assistant. There is my undergraduate degree in counseling before God call me in the ministry when I was talking with my publishers. I could not get a graduate degree in counseling psychology.

I got a theology in Bible degree from seminary.

Why don't I melt those two together and write a book on anxiety and against you, like you noted it was a year and 1/2 ago will.

Here we are. When the book coming out.

It was April 21 launch date right in the middle like you gotta believe it was God's promise that he wanted the book to come out now unbelievably critical of the quarantine pastor instead know the title and the word quarantine means 40 they purporting they will honor the promise land. Now that that that that is awesome in this idea of anxiety he got these tall strategies.

I'd love to go through them and I'd love to just I love the people just did just that.

The idea pastor this idea that is it possible to worry, be anxious, fret and have faith at the same time. Yet, that that's a great question. I don't know how you do it.

How do you have faith and anxiety going on in your heart. At the same time. Interestingly, the word anxiety in the Greek Marin. That means double minded. It means your mind is fixed on two different things at the same time. And you know get this illustration in your mind you can have 1 foot on the dock and 1 foot in the canoe at some point you gotta make a decision to be either independent were on the dock.

I live in that position can eventually fall in the water you try to live in faith and anxiety.

You can eventually fall in the water. You gotta make a decision which one you're gonna stay in in this book is all about focusing your mind on the things that are above you are what you think.

As Paul said in Romans 12 to be transformed by the renewal of your mind and if you focus on God and faith in the fact that you are his child.

He sovereignly and control you trust him and everything I gave 12 disciplines in the book on how you can focus your mind on things that are above, focus your mind on faith. You can be free from anxiety but you got to practice these disciplines you got to do it. Paul said in second Corinthians 10 five take every thought captive before it ever enters your mind, take that negative anxious thought spirit take it Good.

I threw it out and replace it with a faith built on and that's how you overcome anxiety while how is the. The presence of Jesus or like Hebrews 12 to says, focusing our eyes on Jesus, how how is Jesus bringing him into the situation. How does that expunge the exact anxiety and a going back to our compatibility were we really do try to have our you know it, we we really try to say will I serve the Lord.

I'm a Christian and within everything else out of her mouth and coming into our eyes and ears as a bunch of bad stuff and negative stuff in and vitriol in gossip and anger and fretting and worrying pastor this but the Christ, he has a has a better way is he like this whole book is this too is is your your making these 12 punctuation marks, pointing to Jesus, of all people.

Exactly who and if you invite Jesus into your heart. What you're doing is inviting him to control every area of your life. Imagine your heart is a house with many different rooms in your thing.

The Jesus you got access to every single room.

I'm not locking anyone up with all of my garbage and storage in their you can have it you can clean it out and what you're doing then is asking Jesus to take over your mind and then halted you want to have the mind of Christ. You have the mind of Christ in Romans 829 he starts conforming you into the image of Jesus and what happens every day as you live so close and so intimately with Jesus not only conforming your mind, but your entire life to the way you want to live in when you draw close to Jesus and he is the intimate companion and fully in control of everything, fear and anxiety lustfully incompatible to the one who lives within you, who owns everything you're not your own.

You were bought with a price. You were purchased with the blood of Jesus Christ. He owns you. He's in control of everything in your job is simply to yield to him every day that total complete control and say I'm not going to be anxious for anything more. As you said. Matthew 625. As Paul said, Philippians 46 I'm not going to be anxious for anything because you're in control of everything. You live in me you have every access to every room. I'm therefore letting you control my life. I'm giving up leadership. A man that my friend is a voice of David Chadwick of mighty man of God. A pastor also a father and also a husband and an author of the book moving beyond anxiety. He's also ball or two. That's were my favorite part about this guy could seriously put the serious buckets. I think he still cavities very modest about it. 12. Practical strategies to renew your mind will come back it will last pastor Dave. His favorite verses, as he lays out in the book on anxiety versus you can memorize and you can meditate on to focus on Jesus death to build your faith, and not your fear pastor David Hing always will be right back and take a quick second year and come right back with pastor David Chadwick and you will want to stay tuned. Also to what are these 12 practical strategies can you be anxious and worry and fret and have faith in Jesus. At the same time. To be spiritual. Our guest today calls that sin. I guess he agrees with Jesus who said do not worry but seek ye first the kingdom in Matthew six.

His name is Pastor David Chadwick and longtime friend Manna God is written this book moving beyond anxiety. 12. Practical strategies to read her mind.

He had no idea that when he wrote this book and it all came together that it would hit right in the middle of may be arguably one of most anxious times and contemporary American history where suicide rates are up suicide hotline. By way I just found out California are ringing off the hook. They don't have enough counselors to take those calls. Domestic violence is up and there's all whole lot of fear mongering out there. You can even turn the news without a negative story trying to scare you. You got all these masks to get all these these political agendas yell as hate and hacking going on I could think of a better time to practice book and read it and share with my family. David Chadwick moving beyond anxiety. Thank you for this gift. My friend will break through and I could correct. One quick thing you said. I'm not sure. Worry is worries and emotion. Here's what I believe that you think something and that causes your feelings to feel and then according to how your feelings make you feel when you behave as you behave you want to change your feelings.

You gotta change how you think. So if anxiety isn't really a stand but an emotion. It is though connected to how you think so what the sand the stands on belief, the sin of the disconnection from God as your merciful and overseeing sovereign Savior, and as you aren't believing in him that's producing the negative feeling of anxiety. So what we need to get at is this man of unbelief and build our faith which is work. Jesus wants us to be and that will allow our feelings to fall in line and then we will we will behave in accordance with how Jesus will does the behavior seek first his kingdom. Okay I so this is that's very helpful. So what, practically speaking pastor Dave and you are one of those practical pastors in America just just so in your teaching the word of God so faithfully have been for so many years you've exited a pastor to many pastors who look to you and you have mentored and shepherded my question then is this break it down for me. I'm confronted with an opportunity attempt confronted with what would be a concern. There's nothing wrong with being concerned we put a seatbelt on.

There's nothing wrong with, but then again if I obsess with who's gonna run into me and I'm gripped with fear at some point in that decision-making process. I have I've I've given into the flesh as opposed to being led by the Spirit without media. How would you break down that process and how would you take us very practically biblically toward faith and not toward fear and toward you know, exercising, worry, or being anxious as the Bible says don't be anxious about anything, will do. My mama used to say all the time. You can't keep the birds from flying over your it, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair. I love to see those negative thoughts from coming to as they are surrounding us every single day they come to what the social media via television. Your friends conversations you know all around those negative thoughts are coming into our mind, but we can keep them from building a nest in our hair we can keep them from becoming a part of our lives from entering into our minds and setting up a tent and living there. So we go to God's word and we say all right if we are what we think that's what Paul meant when he said in Romans 12 to be transformed by the renewal of your mind how you think is what caused you to field and what causes you to the hay. If we want to stop the feeling of anxiety. We got to control the thoughts that enter our minds.

Second Corinthians 10 five Paul said we destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ he says, in Colossians 3 to set your mind, your mind, how you think on things that are above so we can control what we watch on that screen all day long we can control what we watch on television. We can control whether we let that thought of worry or anxiety, and take up a nesting place in our mind we get rid of those things and then the truth comes, we replace them with thoughts of faith, with words from the word of God, we continue to have prayers of thanksgiving that continually flood our mind so we usher out an anxious thought we were placed with a thankful thought all that we've been given by God. All the blessings you given us and you know stupid.

We all sat down and started listing the blessings we have from God, we would fill up sheet after sheet after she got me think even about the next beat of our heart. The next gulp of air in our long think about the colors that God allows us to be in his world. Think about the music he allows us to listen to think about friends and family. I mean, you start making that list and there's so many things for which we can be thankful replace that anxious thought, with a thankful thought we are what we think that's what Proverbs says in Proverbs 23, seven, according to the new King James version as he thinks in his heart so is he. Job wrote in Job 325. The thing that I fear comes upon me and what I'd read both calls me are what you think control your thoughts. You control your emotions replace those negative anxious thoughts with faith filled God centered thought you'll start to see anxiety fully like a like a well area died ballplayer who played for Dean Smith you give us 12 strategies 12 final strategies. How would you summarize those 12 strategies pastor real quick as we kinda wind up our time together on this awesome book is just this is such an encouraging thing that you've written this book moving beyond anxiety what the 12 strategies. How would you summarize those real quick for four listeners out there in I want or want to get this book and read it share with your small group share with your pastor share with your family pastor hit us on these 12 are quickly every strategy is rooted in God's word and every strategy is supposed to increase fate. So one of the strategies is to pray not just pray pray with faith another strategies.

Cast your cares upon him because he cares for you literally.

It is a passing of all of your worries and anxieties on Jesus because you know how much he cares for you gently look at the cross, and you know that another one is considered creation. Look at your creation all around you will of God cares for the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, how much more you the crown of his creation.

I encourage people to spend time remembering how God has been faithful in the past to the spiritual discipline of remembrance.

When you remember how God's been faithful in the past will be faithful with you right now do another one is practice the spiritual discipline of singing, but singing songs of faith.

Not only do you memorize God's Word that way but it drives out fear and replaces it with God's word and also encouraging another chapter for people to remember their bodies apart of spiritual disciplines, making sure you eat well, you drink lots of water you sleep well when your body is healthy. It gives a healthier mind so to refuse the disciplines of 12. The bottom line is have faith, you increase your fate as you practice these discipline's Pastor David chatted moving beyond anxiety pastor was the best websites hosted island you have to borrow the book to learn about your ministry will thank you Street didn't get the book the Amazon.com or thrift stores are anyway online order book is available. They can also go to moments of Hope Church.org which is our church website.

It's their list along with all of our other ministries in my messages. And of course we have the privilege of being on the Truth Network and I try to give these clues on a daily regular basis to people as well. They can follow me on Twitter David Chadwick and off outside every day give prayers that I try to God allow people to have peace in their hearts, and anxiety free living, so those are some of the ways I try to help people as best as I can in one little thing you do is share this podcast is once is broadcast goes will make it a podcast and guess what Pastor David has a couple go to verses on anxiety and his own personal life working to stay tuned in order to do some bonus coverage just for podcast years, or one download truth talk weekend and are podcast you can hear the rest is bonus coverage. Get this book. This is the Truth Network


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