Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello, my name is Deb.....

.....and I'm an introvert.

The topic came up yesterday as I checked out at Wal-mart.
I have no idea how the cashier and I got to chatting about that aspect of our personalities, but we did.  And, it was refreshing to me to know that there are others out there.  You know you have it bad when it's even difficult for you to go and get a haircut.  I don't have a regular hairdresser since I quit work and many times I cut it myself (and you can probably tell it).  I've struggled for months needing to get the back of my hair trimmed.  FINALLY, I got up the nerve yesterday to just stop in a little shop I pass all the time and the lady was sooooo nice and the price was just right and I walked out feeling like a new woman.  This is a part of me that others have seen as a 'stick in the mud' and I've been ridiculed.  But I can understand why.  An outgoing person just doesn't understand, because they've never experienced it.  And, for me, it certainly depends on the situation.  I can be the friendliest person in the room.....
or I'll be the one sitting over in the corner hoping and praying that nobody notices her.
It just depends on the circumstances.

Do I wish I was different?
Maybe sometimes.....
but not really.
I look back and wish I had handled some things that I've gone thru entirely differently.....
but they've been learning experiences for me.

As I told the young cashier.....
I think we all need to better accept how God made us.....
how we're wired.
And, use that for HIS glory.

After all.....
Moses was one of the greatest leaders in Biblical history and he was an introvert!

Could I stand up in front of all of you and talk about God and all He's done for me?  Maybe....I might have to throw up  first!
(sorry for the visual)

But I can talk about HIM all.day.long right here on my blog!

And, I'll keep on doing that.....
until He signals me to stop!!!




Breathing in Grace,

3 comments:

  1. Deb, you're a wonderful lady that blesses so many people. You are perfect just as you are.

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  2. Wow, Deb, such a God-thing that I stopped by this afternoon. I was just telling my husband about a video I watched yesterday that helped me understand myself and accept the way I'm wired. It's by Susan Cain: The power of introverts. I was in town this morning and stopped by the Library to place it on hold. Have you read it? She talks about creativity and how we think and work compared to the extraverts that our society seems to show favor to. We need to talk about this so much more in the Body of Christ!

    God bless!
    Mary

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  3. Hello Deb. I'm an introvert, too. There are lots of us out there. The biggest thing to me is finally realizing that I am not broken, and don't need to be fixed. It's OK to be quiet. It's OK to prefer writing. It's OK to dread making phone calls. It's OK to be who God made us to be.

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