Extrovert or Introvert? I am a Christian.
*Disclaimer* this is to no one personally who has publicly proclaimed them self as an introvert or extrovert. Most of these articles are hilarious and help us understand one another better.
I think the more we can understand about ourselves and others is awesome.
The more we understand the better we know and love ourselves, can be loved, give love, etc.
There is just so much out there lately on extroversion and introversion.
What gets me about all this though is AS a Christian… why do we care so much about our personalities?
The bible does not say if you are an extrovert “go out” and make disciples, be at the outreach events, and make sure to invite people over for dinner during meet and greet.
The bible does not say if you are an introvert, “read” and know my word, do the behind the scenes work, and go to the bathroom during meet and greet.
If the bible doesn’t speak to us according to personality types, I think it can be a dangerous thing to put so much weight into what “we are” because then we just might get too comfortable in being who we are as an “extrovert” or “introvert” instead of “Christian”, and so act according to our personality and not our identity.
Introverts and extroverts alike, let us just remember that as Christians:
We are unified.
We have the same purpose.
We have the same identity.
We have the same goals.
In our different personalities and amazing uniqueness of course there are a million ways we can act like Christ in our own giftings – but let’s remember to not hide behind “who we are in our personalities” and not do Kingdom work because it doesn’t fit “in who we are”.
Encourage one another, strengthen one another, push one another to love Christ and love others – not just in a way that is comfortable.