“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

Although my heart 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, I am a member of Channel of Grace in Edgewood, MD under the direction of Lead Pastor Kenneth Harper; and I enjoy the fellowship of Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis. In my professional life, I am the Director of Member Experience + Communications at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and I also have the privilege of serving as the Executive Director of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR). I am a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman. Following undergrad at Syracuse University, I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) at Luther Rice College & Seminary. VISIT | https://linktr.ee/ToddCPittman

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