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Breaking the Introvert Silence

May 9, 2014 2 min read

Last night I did something I’ve rarely done before.

I promoted myself across social media.

I broke the introvert silence.

I’m not one to parade around. I don’t like to be the center of attention. I’m not a huge fan of talking about myself. I would rather brag on the next person than listen to someone compliment me. It’s just who I am.

But as I spend more time in the professional writing department, I realize that I need to share who I am. I love to write, but I don’t actually like to see other people read what I’ve written.

That should be the tagline on my next book.

It’s absurd, I know, but it is a daily struggle.

So if you saw all my posts last night that told you to like my Facebook page ( please know that I’m not about the prideful business of showing off. In fact, my roommate can attest that I was doing the exact opposite. If you asked her what I was like last night, she would probably say something along the lines of “Oh boy, she was a little bit of a mess.”

Because I’m an introvert.

Introverts love fading into the background.

But I’m learning to break this introvert silence a little bit here and there. As I look back, I can see the ways my parents encouraged me to do this in high school. If I remain silent forever, my words will meet one or two random people. This is not the calling God has placed on my life. I’m not exactly sure what my calling is, but I do know that he’s given me words. He desires for these words to reach people.

So I will break the introvert silence, and each day I will beg God for courage like Solomon begged for wisdom.

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