Pain 2 Purpose: Part III

“We can’t move forward with all that baggage. Our old wounds can’t heal if we keep carrying around the remnants of the mess that caused them in the first place.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did 1 John 1:9 (NIV) – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

”Turning pain to purpose, we’re on a roll, Day 3. Many times we end up feeling guilty about our painful situations. You know what I’m talking about, we start asking ourselves – “Maybe I should’ve . . .” or “What if . . .” Today is a good time to push back and reflect. The scriptures this morning are a good reminder that we shouldn’t govern or judge ourselves. When we do that it just makes the weight of our circumstances heavier while we’re trying to lighten the load. Let’s stop questioning ourselves and recreating the ”What if” scenario. Hey, if we messed up it’s a done deal, let it go. The bottom line is when we mess up, we’ve got to confess up, in order for us to rise up. We’ve got to know that we serve a merciful God and when we put our energy toward the confession of our sins instead of making excuses and feeling guilty, the weight causing us pain will be lifted and His forgiveness will give us the strength needed to move forward in our purpose. Get rid of the baggage man!” – #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 First Baptist Church of Glenarden with Pastor John Jenkins in Upper Marlboro, MD; 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 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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