Heaven for the introvert

I’m sitting here today contemplating heaven.  I thinking about what it might be like, but I’m also wondering what I will be like.  I know I will have a new body, one that is not susceptible to sickness, allergies, or sensual desires.  Although I know myself pretty well, I can’t help but question how my personality will function under these new conditions.

For example, I’m an introvert, which means I get energized when I am alone.  I realize I will no longer be subjected to things of the fallen world that often drive me into seclusion.  I also won’t get tired, so I won’t need alone time to recharge my batteries.  But a lot of the time, I like to be alone because I enjoy being reflective.  I like to meditate, contemplate, and dream.

I’ve always said “God made me this way.”  If that’s true, does that make that part of me eternal?  And if it does, does that mean I will prefer to be alone in heaven?  I’m not sure how I feel about that.  There will be so many incredible things to check out!

Maybe it just means I can be alone when I want to be alone.  I was interrupted by dogs, children, the phone, and my husband while writing this blog post, so that sounds pretty heavenly to me!

What do you think?

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One Comment

  1. Laura
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Oh Lisa, as a mega introvert myself, I consider it "heavenly" when I get a down day to just do what I want with no one around and no responsibilities. Additionally, I usually have a increased sense of God and His goodness and His love for me when I do get those days (I think I've only had two in the past 9 years or so).

    I think He knows us, and He's going to work with whatever He's given us to help us worship Him at our best. What exactly that looks like? Well, I'll send that question to the GKB file ;)

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