26/12/2013 by Chris Green
That lots of introverts use the web. Nothing to see here, move along please.
Or, that lots of us find ourselves caught in the odd place of being happy in our studies and our thinking, but also happy feeling that God has gifted us to teach and preach in public.
So relax. Embrace the fact that you enjoy reading books! Lots of us do! You’re not alone! Although we’d all rather be alone when we’re reading. Obviously.
And embrace the fact that you enjoy sharing the fruits of your studies, explaining things and making connections. And seeing other people ‘get’ it. Church needs you to do that.
It turns out that being an introvert who enjoys teaching is not an unusual combo, after all
But do whatever you can to avoid being a solitary Christian, because that’s where our God-given gift turns in on itself and becomes a sinful indulgence. Stay in a small group, if you can. Stay in a prayer-square with some people who know you well, if you can. Find ways to model how introverts can be great at relationships. Because we can.
Bring other-person-centred is another term for love. And introverts do that too.
How many introverts does it take to change a lightbulb?
Five As each takes up the place in the room furthest from every other introvert, the fifth will end up in the middle of the room near enough to the bulb to change it.
Just one, but another three will show up with extra bulbs because none of them talked with the others about their plans.
One. Why does everything have to be a group activity?
None. Having the lights on just encourages people to come and visit.
How many extroverts does it take to change a lightbulb? One. They hold the bulb up to the socket and the world revolves around them….