rise up, ye introverts


It seems like the little things that normal people find easy to do are huge, daunting, horrible, excruciating, difficult tasks for us introverts. For example, most people don’t really have problems making phone calls, or saying “hi” to someone, raising their hand in class, talking louder so people can hear you, or making small talk with someone at a party.

And sometimes it hurts, yes? To muster up the courage just to talk to our brothers and sisters in Christ? To enjoy ourselves at social functions, even when the world is spinning with bright lights, and dixie cups, loud voices, cramped space, and someone says “hi” and you can’t breathe? (o.k., please tell me I’m not the only one on this one …)

Now, despite what society says, introversion isn’t bad in and of itself. But I know from experience that it can get in the way of doing what God calls us to do, because we’re too crippled by our fear to step into the unknown and do something uncomfortable.

Feeling afraid or unworthy doesn’t …

continue {here} to read it! πŸ™‚

13 thoughts on “rise up, ye introverts

  1. Hey, Rachel! πŸ˜€ Long time no post πŸ˜‰ I’ve missed you and your lovely posts! ❀ How have you been?
    And I'm pretty sure I'm not an introvert, but I totally get the problems with making phone calls…I do not enjoy them XP Sure, if its close friends and family, it's not that bad. But calling strangers? Making reservations? Ehehe…I'm going to go read the rest of your post now… πŸ˜‰

    • Aww thanks! Yeah it’s been awhile hasn’t it? haha
      I’ve been pretty good. Super busy though. How have you been?
      Aaaack, phone calls are the end of me, for sure! πŸ™‚

      • I totally understand being super busy! I’ve been pretty busy too, but I’m doing well! How has school been? Christmas? πŸ™‚
        My mom says I shouldn’t be so freaked out about it, since I’m 17 and all, but I just don’t like doing it. ;P Glad I’m not the only one!

      • School’s been going really well this year … seriously one of the best years I’ve ever had πŸ™‚ Christmas? Wow, that feels like it was forever ago o_O It was nice! I had some family over so πŸ™‚ … How was yours? (And sorry it took me so long to respond, Gee wiz.)

  2. That’s so awesome! πŸ˜€ Glad to hear that!
    I know, right? Time just seems to go faster the older I get! πŸ˜› Having loved ones around for Christmas is always wonderful. πŸ™‚ My Christmas was great! Other than the fact that a lot of us were sick on or around Christmas day XP We still had a great time though!
    Oh, and seriously, don’t worry about that πŸ˜‰

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