Many shy Christians love to engage with others in the online community, but before they do so, they often fear that it will be too frustrating or not worth it. This blog post is meant as a resource for shy Christians to know what to expect, how to make the most of it, and how to maintain good online conversations.
It’s natural to feel nervous when you’re talking to people that you don’t know. You may have heard stories of other people experiencing similar feelings, or you may know of certain people that feel the same way. What you need to understand is that your fear is normal and not something to be ashamed of.
As you read this post, and as you continue to “face your fears online”, you will find that many people have shared their own experiences and advice in the comments, which can be helpful for more experienced shy Christians who have more advice.
You share a love of Jesus, and his teachings are what you have in common
You must understand there’s nothing to be shy about because you’re sharing your love of Christ with others. Yes, you may be shy in real life, but online, this just means that your shyness tends to show up once you’re in an environment where people are talking together. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this, and it’s a very natural part of how God created us.
The way to deal with shyness is to learn to make the most of it, like you would any other gift that God has given you. The more you understand about shyness and how to deal with it, the less shy you’ll be when talking online.
Start a conversation with your favorite bible passage
A great way to break the ice with Christian chat is to talk about your favorite bible passage. Do you have a passage that really speaks to you? Perhaps it’s one of your favorites from the bible, or maybe something related to your faith in general.
What’s important is that you do something that helps break into the chat and gives you a chance to get to know others. People will immediately comment on the passage, and they may speak of their favorite verses as well. Starting the conversation this way gets the ball rolling, and it will eventually snowball into something that you enjoy.
Always remember that you serve Christ, and that’s why everyone is chatting
Everyone is chatting because they want to serve Christ with others from all over the world. Communicating the gospel is part of what we’re all about. Remember that it’s never wrong to share your faith and have some fun at the same time.
This is an excellent tip for you because it will help you to break the ice in any conversation easily. You will talk about anything that comes up, and people will often ask you about your faith. It doesn’t matter if it’s online or offline; we all face situations when a little anxiety creeps in, and a great way to calm yourself is with the word of the Lord.