Awarding: My opinion and view of the blessing and potential stumbling blocks

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Greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ.

From my heart to yours, I hope and pray that you understand my post about the blog awards. While I am greatly appreciative of the nominations, I have a very hard time posting them on my page and following the directions to receive and nominate others.

This has been on my mind for a while, so now I feel I can express why you have not seen them pasted on my page and passed along.

Well for starters, this is Christian blogging. We are to share the Gospel of Christ, encourage each other and be a living example to the world in cyberspace as well as in person. The Holy Spirit has inspired each of us to write and convey messages/posts in our own unique ways. While awarding and commending others of their achievements thus far seems really nice and encouraging, they could also be stumbling blocks and hinderances for others new in Christ and blogging.

While this may not be the case, as everyone is entitled to their opinion and convictions, it doesn’t sit well within me.

Please believe me when I say that I am not against the awards and their purpose, I would just rather see equality and not limitations on how many can receive, as well as the nominee having to pick and choose amongst their followers who receive. It puts a lump in my throat to have to omit others when they may be giving their best to share with their readers. ( again this is just how I feel )

I personally don’t want to leave a door opened or cracked for the enemy to come in and distract the thoughts of anyone who hasn’t received an award or the beginning thoughts of how they too can achieve one, when the main purpose is to share what God has spoken to your heart to share with the world.

As most of you already know ( but in case you don’t ) I am an empathetic, compassionate “heart” person. I tend to look deeper than the surface of things or people in general. This is God’s gift embedded deep within my inner being. I never want to come off as being inconsiderate, arrogant or anything that one would start to perceive of me as being negative because it’s not my intention or heart’s desire.

I would like to say that I have been inspired to like different styles of writing since I have met you all. Some of it through poetry, Christian rap music and other various ways. Point being…. I have grown to become fond of them. The writers in the bible were inspired by the Spirit just as well. In my eyes, none are no greater than the other. They are just written differently and collectively put together to illustrate the beauty of God and the bond brought together of His children to spread out and share with others; Christian and sinner alike.

For it is not of our own wisdom that we are able to write and share, but of the Lord. All credit I give to him when I write because it is the Holy Spirit who prompts and inspires me to do of such. I am just a vessel working through obedience. Nothing more and nothing less.

May we all continue to lift each other up and encourage in love as we trek this journey in the Lord and in blogging. To God be the glory in all we think, say and do for the Kingdom.

God bless you all! I count it joy to have come to know you through this site as well as friendships being built.

~ Terra

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