Psalm 27:14: “Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.”
As an introvert, sometimes you can feel invisible. What do I mean by that? You can be in a room full of people but feel as if you’re not even there. The introverted qualities that make you the wonderful person you are can also make it hard to interject yourself into a conversation, speak up, and be part of what’s going on.
This is a challenging feeling to overcome, but through the strength we receive in Christ we can learn how to manage it. The first thing you must do is embrace your introversion. It’s not a bad thing at all, even when situations like this make you feel as if it is! The truth is that both introversion and extroversion have pros and cons. So, being introverted doesn’t make you lacking; It’s a beautiful part of God’s design for you to be celebrated.
Next, as you embrace the truth of your introversion, let it fuel confidence in your identity. Even though it can be hard to speak up, know that your voice matters. Even if you don’t have many words to say, what you have to express is important. Never silence yourself in a conversation because you have devalued what it is you have to say.
Next time you are in a situation where you are feeling invisible, say a quick prayer. Ask for the Lord’s strength in finding that balance between honoring your introverted nature and stepping out a bit in faith. God will surely respond and fill you with the strength to be able to engage in the situation in a fruitful way while still being true to your introverted self.
Always remember that just because you’re introverted doesn’t mean you have to feel invisible. God is calling you to bring your unique strengths to the table, and He will give you everything you need to see that calling through to fruition!
- Have you ever felt invisible? What was the situation? What was making you feel that way?
- Looking back, how do you think God’s strength could have helped you to overcome your hesitation in that moment? How would that have changed how you felt?
- Do you believe it’s possible, through faith, to both honor your introverted nature AND step out in faith socially at the same time? How does God make this possible?
- How does God use your introverted qualities as strengths in your life? How can you better recognize these moments during your day?
Lord, thank You for making me according to Your perfect design. I know that You have created me as I am for a purpose, and I want to honor that purpose. Be with me in the times I feel invisible and give me the strength to be bold when the moment calls for it. Help me to discern when that should be as well. In Your holy and beautiful name I pray, Amen.
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