“Find Joy in Bad Circumstances”

“Let’s consider our troubling experiences a joy. Our most challenging times are put before us as opportunities to grow. Don’t miss the opportunity.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did James 1:2-5 (NLT) – (2) Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. (3) For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. (4) So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (5) If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

“When something bad happens to us we should file those experiences in our ‘Things to Rejoice Over’ folder. It’s like this, when we lock our keys in the car we get mad. When we lose a loved one we mourn. This is expected and although it’s not a time when God commands us to be happy, we must know that He is speaking to us through our difficulties. You see God allows difficult circumstances to occur to help direct us, to help guide us, and to help us grow spiritually. At the moment of difficulties is not the time for us to try to figure out the ‘Why’. Instead, let’s focus our energy on accepting that He has a perfect plan for us and let’s take the time to pray and meditate on His Word for guidance. Our troubles are opportunities laid before us to make us stronger as we continue our destiny walk. Let’s not be confused by the worldy resources of Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, or the rest of the world because when we turn to our Godly resources and label our troubles as joyful things and valuable lessons, that’s what builds our trust in God and that’s when we will understand His plan for our success.” – #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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