So I was sitting in class when I, again, heard my answer recited verbatim. If you hadn’t noticed, I use certain words that many of you probably do not. It’s just my writing style that is unique to everyone.
And this was one of those unique answers full of words that are not common that I use regularly on my site. And it was verbatim as well.
Last year (See post HERE), it was one woman. This year there are at least 3 women in my group who I have noticed that use my answers consistently in class.
It seems to be that time of year where it has become easier to just copy off of my site rather than do your own work. Truthfully, it does bother me. It bothers me because I know that woman probably didn’t do the lesson ahead of time. She either copied or printed off from this website. And then said, “Well, I got…”
It saddens me a bit.
Am I complaining? No. For this site is public for all to learn off of as its intent is. It is sad though when I feel some are not learning at all. I even wonder if those of you who do use my answers verbatim even read the question or the passage, which is defeating the whole purpose of bible study.
Yes, consequences of posting my answers. For anyone could just print these off all year long and have the answers. But those of you that do are only cheating yourselves. You are not learning as you should nor internalizing God’s word and what He has to say to you. For this is what He has said to me, not you.
It saddens me. It truly does.
And I pray for those women to find the time to study His word and find their own answers and THEN come to my site and see what I have to say BEFORE class.
I know I am probably wasting my time with this post for I believe it is a minority of you that do this and I believe I won’t change anyone’s heart. But I figured it was worth a shot.
To those who do use my answers: at least try to paraphrase them. For I bet half the women in your group know you are using my answers and they are probably thinking/feeling how I am. Yes, it might take an extra minute to do so but maybe in that minute as you ponder the question you will hear from Him and just not me. For I am a mere human who knows nothing. He is the omniscient, One True God who is waiting for you.
Please know I am not saying you don’t do your lesson or you don’t open the Word and study it. And if you do, I am not speaking to you. I am speaking to those who don’t.
I am not judging you either. I am merely yearning for you to hear from God. For isn’t that why we are all here?
And if you use my answer because you like how it sounds better than yours, go for it. For in your heart God knows you are seeking Him. That is totally different. That is how this site is supposed to be used.
I am only addressing those (hopefully few) who don’t do the lesson and just print off or copy my answers and then use them in class as their own.
And you know who you are.
Everyone else can ignore this post.