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?
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.