How to be an Introvert in an Extroverted World…Part 3

40838941-girl-sitting-on-pier-and-lookingat-the-riverAs I am writing this, I have just been sitting in my closet, trying to recuperate. Yes, that’s right. I am talking about introvert overload.

As I sat in my closet, I was watching a video. The lady in the video was talking about how God can use whatever situation you are in and use it for Him. I felt Jesus nudge my heart and say,”You need to tell other introverts that there is nothing wrong with being an introvert.”

Let me back up a bit..

If you had asked me a year ago if I liked being an introvert, I am not sure what my answer would have been. As life progressed later into the year, I ended up seeing a counselor. Together we worked on me seeing that being an introvert is not bad.

I shouldn’t beat myself up because I mentally can’t go out and do something every day. I shouldn’t be mad at myself when I realize I need to be alone for a while (Psalm 139:13-18).

Another huge thing I had to learn was not caring what others would think about me if I needed to stay home. My counselor helped me to see that it’s okay to put those boundaries up and not compare my lifestyle to one of an extrovert.

If you are an introvert, I warn you away from thinking theses things. When you think these certain things about yourself, you:

1. Only make yourself feel worse

2. You are saying God made a mistake when He made you (Isaiah 29:16).

God made you an introvert for a reason! He intricately designed you to be an introvert with a purpose. Your introvertedness is what is going to help change the world and make a difference. God loves that you are an introvert and wants to use it for His glory. The only thing that can stop Him is you. You have to decide to let Him magnify His Name through you (Ephesians 2:10).

Alyssa Rasor

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