Pain 2 Purpose: Part II

“We will continue to make mistakes. Mistakes are one of our imperfections. However, it’s up to us to receive that God uses our imperfections to smooth out our rough edges.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) (13) Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, (14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

”Even our mistakes have a purpose. I can only speak for myself, but I have made mistakes that had pretty painful ramifications. Look we all have done some dumb stuff. Stuff that might have not only caused pain to us but also caused pain to others. Some of our mistakes might have torn apart our families, caused us to lose jobs, resulted in legal trouble, and even caused the loss of life. But no matter how bad the mess we made, Guess what? WE’RE STILL HERE! We are still here because God blocked the devil and his soldiers that were trying to use our imperfections to bring us down and take us out. Past mistakes of infidelity, addictions, lawlessness, unethical behaviors…none of that won, God blocked it! He did His part, so let’s do ours. We’ve got to let go of our most painful mistake, release it from our memory, and move forward so we can fulfill God’s purpose. Let’s not let yesterday’s mistakes keep us from tomorrow’s promises.” – #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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