A few blogs ago I wrote to all of you introverted pastors' wives that I felt lead to encourage you to be you, and to flourish and grow into who God desires you to be. To be confident and walk in humility in the way God has created you to love on people. And to be a team with the extroverts, allowing them to work the room while you be you, personally loving on one or two people.
This ones out to you extroverts. I know you feed off of other people, and you are more attracted to people with your same extroverted personality. Honestly, us introverts are probably a party kill to you because we aren't hyped up or impressed with your over the top, smiley personality. Unfortunately, I think there is confusion in how each others personalities work. Extroverts think introverts are weird, awkward, and rude. And introverts think extroverts are too much to handle, and sometimes far from genuine.
Let me clear the air. Everything you think you know about an extroverted or introverted personality is a huge misconception. Deep down your thoughts of each other are rooted in jealousy, bitterness, and lies. As followers of Christ we are to constantly be taking our thoughts captive. Love always expects the absolute best. Regardless of circumstance or person. If you are not taking your thoughts captive and are thinking ugly thoughts towards someone, you are failing the second greatest commandment. Love your neighbor as Christ has loved you.
Introverts and extroverts we need each other. God created us different so we can reach different people. We need to be a team. Stop shrugging off the other ones personality with your negative mislead thoughts of them. Truly seek out each others hearts, and love and accept one another for who God has created each of you to be. This isn't a competition. Introverts, don't be jealous that extroverts flock together. Extroverts, make it a point to love on introverts the same you do all the extroverts. Introverts, go out of your way to be friendly to extroverts, they need it.
Staff women in the church, remember who you are. Remember this isn't a competition. When you all become a team, and allow each other to flourish into who God has created each of you to be individually, then unite together. The church you are a part of will become unstoppable. The enemy loves to breed disunity among you. Thoughts will run rapid if you do not take them captive quickly. God knew you needed each other to be most effective and to display His glory best. Work together. Make an effort to get to know one another personally, not just in ministry. Expect the best from one another. And above all, love.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor