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

I am a member of the Channel of Grace Worship Center (CoG) in Edgewood, MD, under Lead Pastor Kenneth Harper. Previous to joining the CoG family, I enjoyed the fellowship of Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD, under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis and Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under Pastor Marion Sailor. I am a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Sales-Pittman. Following undergrad at Syracuse University, I am currently pursuing my Master of Divinity (M.Div) at Luther Rice College & Seminary. VISIT |

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