“If Our Words Were Our Reflection, What Would We See?”

“Our words are a reflection of our life. Just like an artist takes time to create a masterpiece, we need to be slow to speak. Let’s not let our words paint an ugly picture of our life.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep, I Said It!

…and so did Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) – (18) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

“Pre-COVID-19 my Sundays were often spent attending two separate services at two different churches. One solo and then I would then join my wife at for a second service. In our current shelter-in-place environment, my wife and I have been able to worship together at both services via live stream and this Sunday was no exception. Yesterday both services delivered similar messages reminding us that our thoughts and words can move mountains or build roadblocks. The scriptures remind us that our words have the power to bless or curse. Let’s remember that we are men and women who are defined more by what comes out of our mouth than what goes in. We’ve all heard the saying “Your gonna eat your words.” Well then, when we look at our words are we living off a diet of gossip? Are we cursing out our future? Will things never come to fruition because our fruit bowl is full of mistruths? We have to be mindful that our words can condemn us and negatively impact our future. We can’t speak in selfishness or with a quick response from anger. Come on now, we’ve got to be slow to speak! Why the heck do you think – if we ever break the law – before they make an arrest they will give a disclaimer that we have the right to SHUT THE HECK UP? And then if we end up in a courtroom we’ll be reminded again we have the right to plead the fifth! It’s because we will eat the fruit of our tongue if we aren’t careful, that’s why! So, let’s please be mindful of the words we speak and humble up and know when to ask God to help us simply be silent.” – #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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