I personally think that no matter how teachers disseminate information to their students, their versions really have to vary when it comes to dancing. Some would react and say, your version is wrong; this is what is right because this is what is written in the manual. I really can’t escape some of those who have criticized me (constructively or not) but the main point is that, why do we need to be divided?
I came to share my knowledge online to encourage tambourine dance and it is not because I have to be disrespecting anyone for having the dance misinterpreted. I have no intensions also of misleading anyone here since this is a dance and whether you need to interpret it or not, what is important is what your hearts content is, what your desire is what the Spirit of God is leading you.
For me tambourine dance is a way of expressing yourself before your maker but with the right attitude and heart before God. Practice really makes perfect as they say and for me perseverance to master the patterns is an added bonus. I was like that before, whenever I see someone execute the dance inappropriately to my own expectations, I really do approach the person and correct the said pattern. Well, online is different now. People used to just leave a comment, and I am grateful with that since they are aware that they know the pattern but I also need to explain that whatever they find indifference to what I executed, it’s between me and my mentor and not before God.
It just saddens me to see thumbs down for the videos presented, maybe they think that they can dance better than I do but I am in no competition with anyone else here. Some would have masquerade their own identity trying to down a sister or a brother but we should not be like that if we are truly a Born Again Christian who served the True Living God.
Is tambourine dance a dance competition? Are we better off than others? Do we think that our pattern is right or wrong? Who are we to judge and what is the real meaning of dance before God? We do have different opinions when it comes to dancing and interpretations. But please, segregate the idea of tambourine dance patterns and my personal relationship with God. Whether I dance or not, it does not make any difference because God sees us equally. Whether you know better to dance or you don’t know how to dance, we are ought to live our lives in accordance to the will of God and doing His Words.
I pray that we have to be more prayerful and not just seeing the specks of our brethrens. We do have our own flaws and failures but that does not mean that we need to label a person based on what we just see. We also need to respect each other and much more pray for one another. Shalom and God bless you my readers!