“Hurts and Forgiveness Can’t Reside Together”

“Forgiveness is a choice that results in bitterness or peace. We can harbor the wrongs folks have done to us or we can let it go and make room for new blessings.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did Mark 11:26 (NKJV) – “But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

“It took me a minute to realize that ‘I ain’t the one’ who needed to choose not to forgive others. When I realized that and forgave those who trespassed me – just as God forgave me for all the mess I done did – I found that I made room for the new blessings He had stored for me. Our blessings may differ – to some it may bring new relationships, a new job, or even a new health status – but what we have to remember is that holding onto hurts and pains takes up valuable real estate on the inside. There’s no room for new romance if we are holding onto the hurts of our last relationship. There’s no room for a new career opportunity if we are holding onto the bitterness from getting passed over for the last job promotion. And MY GOD, there’s no room for restoration of our health if we are holding onto the busyness of the world and turning to dependencies, poor nutritional choices, and lack of exercise. Today lets think about tomorrow and not get stuck in the past. Let’s evict anger, bitterness, and envy and welcome into that space forgiveness, pardon, and kindness so we can live in peace.” – #ToddCPittman

Published by #ToddCPittman

Spiritually, Todd Pittman will always live at Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under the guidance of Senior Pastor, Reverend Marion Sailor. While residing in northern Maryland, Todd fellowships at Channel of Grace in Edgewood, MD under the direction of Pastor Kenneth Harper; and Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis. In his professional life, Todd Pittman is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Advancement at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, a membership association comprised of more than 107 of the Greater Washington, D.C. region's leading foundations and corporate giving programs. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR). iCSR is an international professional CSR certificate program, in partnership with the Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Todd serves on the board of Collaborative Partnership Strategies, a national consulting firm. Todd is a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman.

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