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 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?


About Lisa

Lisa Grant is a freelance writer and home schooling mom who resides in the La Crosse, WI area with her family.  She specializes in parenting and family life articles, particularly regarding teenagers.  Lisa has worked in youth ministry for 15 years and currently serves as a speaker and small group leader in her local church.  In 2002, she founded PARENtEEN, a nonprofit online group designed to bridge the gap between Christian parents and their teens.  Lisa has authored the teen column for Coulee Parenting Connection Magazine for the past five years.  When she is not writing, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family.  She and husband Dan have been married for 17 years, when they became a blended family.  They have three children: Jeremy, 24, Kelsey, 20, and Emma, 13, as well as two beloved beagles, Molly and Hunter.

4 comments for “Heaven for the introvert

  1. August 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    I’ve contemplated heaven also but never in this way. Interesting thoughts. I hope I am still an extrovert. I love people. But I have introvert family and friends and would be lost without them. Thanks goodness there’ll be a place for both of us in heaven. Loved it!

  2. Cindy
    August 22, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    My husband is an introvert and I am an extrovert. God has used us here on earth to grow each other in ways we may not have grown otherwise. But, my thought is that heaven will have a balance, a contentment that we have never known or for that matter even have an ability to conceive. Our human needs and desires will no longer be. We will bask in the glory of the Lord with an unselfish heart and there will be rainbows and sunshine forever.

  3. Lilly
    August 25, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    Lovely photo of you Julie…I am part introvert (writer, artist) and part extrovert. I too get recharged after being alone, but then after a certain point the other part of me gets lonesome and longs for people interaction but over all I think it’s a good thing that I am both. I believe we will have our new glorified bodies and minds as we reside in heaven for eternity. No matter what ones temperment or personality is, it will be perfect….above and beyond anything we can think of!
    Blessings <3

  4. August 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    It’s nice to know others contemplate about the spiritual side of Heaven. Most churches today talk about streets of pure gold. Something I’m not the least bit interested in or impressed by. God knows us and values each of us individually so I’m thinking we’ll be encouraged to be ourselves but the burdens and nature of the flesh will be gone. What I often wonder about is if we will keep the connections we have on earth and our memories of our times here. My mom died when I was 3 months old so I have never known her. I hoping in Heaven I get to meet her and give her that hug I have always wanted to.

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