“We’ve got to keep our eyes on the prize. Let’s not let our hurts from the past make us out of whack. Let’s use our earthly pain as a spiritual tune-up.” – #ToddCPittman
Yep, I Said It!
…and so did Colossians 3:2 (NIV) – Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
”Yesterday I worshipped in Harford County, MD at the Channel of Grace Worship Center. Pastor Kenneth Harper referenced 15 hours of weekly prayer time, and since I am still at 14 hours a week I need to step my game up a little. It was a timely message though because an increase in prayer time is an increase in our strength to turn our Pain 2 Purpose! If we let it, the mess we experience here in our natural life will have us feeling so down and out that we lose sight of where we need to be. Look, we can’t let any circumstance we go through influence the direction of our destiny walk. We’ve got to keep a forward focus because what lies ahead of us is an inheritance. I’m talking about a focus that is founded on living and trusting in Jesus. Listen, plans get ruined, relationships end, jobs get lost, and friendships sour but – My God! – I’m talking about turning that pain of the past into a purpose to press forward so we can receive God’s promised inheritance that never disappoints, never let us down, will never sour, and will never perish. Let’s put our war clothes on, stop feeling sorry for ourselves, and use our hurts and disappointments to say ‘I done been through it. I grew through it. And ain’t no lookin’ back!’ YEP, I SAID IT! – #ToddCPittman