Several kind bloggers have nominated me several times in the past for blogging awards. While I am grateful that fellow bloggers thought enough of my blog to nominate me, I have, and will, decline them.
I have nothing against blog awards. I believe, for some people, they are due recognition for good writing or faithful walks with the Lord.
I read the following similar thoughts on SecretAngelps911’s blog today and she inspired me to let my readers know I have felt the same way for awhile:
“I really appreciate the many who have nominated me for awards. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated. However, I feel that I am to be an “Award Free Blog” as I walk this path that the Lord has placed me on and guides me daily. I really appreciate your comments as they encourage and inspire me to continue to express the thoughts, feelings, and words that I receive. I pray that God blesses each of you…” SecretAngelps911.
I do not write blog posts for recognition or my edification. I love to receive comments from readers when posts encourage or bless them. My sole purpose for writing blog posts, however, is to bring glory and honor to God. God gifted me with writing talents I employed during three decades in the business world. I use those writing gifts now for His glory.
I have surrendered my blog to God. He writes my posts through me. I use my well-developed sense of humor and satire at times. But, even those are gifts from God. So, thanks to all who have nominated me for blogging awards. I am honored and humbled that you would consider me deserving of an award.
Instead of awards, I’d rather wait to see if I earn any crowns someday.
“Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8 NIV