Matt Pavlik was scheduled to speak on the topic of journaling at the April 2020 Introvert Believer Conference. Though it promised to be a beneficial conference for introverts, not enough people signed up.
I created a method of journaling and am working on a set of journaling/devotional books. The first one focuses on hope: Journal Your Way To Hope: Find Strength When You Have Lost All Hope (available now for preorder and will ship for Easter).
What do you hope for? You’ve probably said, “I hope it doesn’t rain” at least once in your life. That kind of hope only expresses uncertainty. Biblical hope is the assurance of a future event. Confidence in God’s words allows you to endure anything.
We’ll explore journaling as a method tailor-made for introverts to cultivate hopeful-assurance. If you’re out of touch with who God made you to be, you might be plagued with feeling “less”: useless, worthless, and hopeless. Journaling will help you find and accept your true identity.
As a counselor, I’ve seen my clients’ faces become brighter during an a-ha moment in our sessions. I’ve also seen their faces brighter after they return from a time of journaling. During their flashes of insight, various seemingly unrelated pieces of information come together giving them greater understanding.
Who you are as a whole person is greater than the sum of all your lost or broken parts. Journaling helps you sum the pieces of who you are into a whole and builds self-awareness leading to understanding, purpose, and priceless hopeful-assurance.