Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Undeserved Awards

Toni over at In the Midst of This Season has chosen to award me the Mathetes Award.

This award originated with Dan King over at Management
by God
, who states, "Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role
of the disciple (per the Great Commission) is to make more disciples. The role
of a disciple of Christ is to carry His message to the ends of the earth. It is
with this heart that I have created the Mathetes Award."Those who receive it are
to pass it on to other disciples who are sharing the good news in their own
bloggity ways.

Here are the rules: Winners of this award to pass this on to five other
"disciples". As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links
for(1)the originator of the award (Dan King of
by God
), (2) the person that awarded it to you, and then (3) name the sites
of those you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ.

I will be honest, I struggled whether or not to even accept this award for a couple of reasons. First, this blog was not intended to create disciples or specifically to point people to Christ. I know I talk about my faith at times but not for the purpose of creating disciples. I am just sharing my life.

The other reason is because I am only generally sharing the more positive side of my life. I am not sharing my deepest hurts, burdens, struggles. When I hijacked this blog (the original intent was just to keep family updated on our lives) I made a decision that it was going to be a more upbeat blog. I had gone to some blogs and they had humor, but it was more whiny humor. I wanted to have something that was the positive side of life, even with humor. But I have not been transparent. I have only really shared one side of the picture.

So, when she gave me this award I knew this is not something I really deserve. I contemplated what to do. Then I realized something. It is not really me she is awarding it to anyway. If I have shared His truth, it was because of Him. If He is shining through me, then people are seeing Him. I am nothing. I struggle to have the faith of a mustard seed. If there has been any good shared, it is not me, it's Him.

So with that being said, I will pass this award on. Toni would have been one that I would have automatically thought of as deserving this award, but these others have each encouraged me in their own way and for that I will recognize their part sharing His truth with me and others.

Melody at Slurping Life


melody is slurping life said...

De, you are deserving of this award on behalf of Him.

I'm honestly feeling like you said, me? Accept this? I'm at a place of feeling uncertain about so much in my life. I will also have to think about how to accept.

I'm humbled to know you find me encouraging in sharing His truth.

Amy said...

I agree with Melody, De. I have been encouraged when stopping by. Yes, I do a lot of laughing too, but I sense your genuinous (is that a word?!) in your walk with Christ. We all struggle daily, well, at least I do.

BTW- I still pray for your request that you asked eons ago. I don't know if you remember and I won't mention it now, just please know it hasn't been forgotten.

And thank you for this award, De. I feel the same way as you. I do try to show my "ugly" side once in awhile. But I do know God knows me and my faults...all of them. I do hope I have been an encouragement in someway to you. I feel that the best thing I can do in Blogville is bear one another's burdens and lift them up in prayer. And I can't wait to meet all my new friends in Heaven someday!