“Please hear me, Girl: The world has enough women who know how to do their hair. It needs women who know how to do hard and holy things.”― Ann Voskamp
No pressure, but I truly believe if you read this article and do what it says, lives are going to be radically transformed. You may never hit 100k. You may never land a Christian collaboration. You may never get a sponsorship deal. But your followers? They might just make it to heaven because of you. And in the end, regardless of the follower count, it will be all worth it.
So now that I have culled the readers who were only here for the dough and the stats, I’m left with those of you who truly love God and have a heart for people, so hello again, dear sister! You are the person God can use because you are in it for His glory.
The World Needs More Mature Christians to Show Up Online:
There are a lot of people out there who are passionately sharing their faith and people are flocking to learn from them. But they have only been Christians for a matter of months. God bless them, honestly. I see how many people comment on their Instagram posts and watch their ‘My Quiet Time With God’ videos on Youtube. I know that God is using their availability to reach people. Where, can I ask, are the rest of us? Where are those of us who have known God our whole lives? Those of us who have been studying his word for years? Those of us who have had wilderness seasons and yet continued to stick with God? These weathered, mature Christians? There could definitely be more of us out there.
When you watch a makeup video on Youtube… Do you want to learn from someone who just bought their first makeup supplies last month? Or you want to learn from someone who has studied their craft over many years, who has secret tips and tricks for what work. Someone who has already made all the mistakes and can warn you about what you should avoid.
When I was getting married, I decided not to hire a makeup artist. I have sensitive skin and I need to be careful about the products I put on my face. I had been performing as an actor for many years and had learned a thing or two from the makeup artists backstage so I was ready to take on the challenge. I visited my local Sephora shop, got some advice from a makeup artist there and hopped onto Youtube. I found a French Makeup Artist who had some really great videos and after a few tries, I had the confidence to do my makeup myself for the one day of my life that I wanted to feel most beautiful. The outcome? Not too shabby! I listened to her advice about the best products to use for photography. I made sure not to get anything with sunscreen in it or the camera might reflect the light. I didn’t buy the chemist brands, I got the good stuff. Like the really good stuff. It was cheaper than paying a makeup artist for a trial and I could be confident that I wasn’t going to have a rash or a migraine the whole day of my wedding. Could it have been even better with an actual makeup artist? Absolutely. Nothing trumps a professional. But it was a risk I was willing to take, and with those Youtube tutorials, I definitely feel like I had access to learn from the best.
If you’re a mature Christian and you have been feeling the Holy Spirit pull you to share your faith online, can I implore you – be obedient! I honestly have spent far too many years battling with my own plans instead of surrendering to the Lord’s.
Three Key Verses for Christian Influencers:
Let Your Light Shine:
Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” This verse reminds us of the importance of being a light in the world and using our influence to bring glory to God. It encourages us to share our faith boldly, even if our follower count is small, knowing that our actions and words can have a profound impact on others.
Live As An Example:
1 Timothy 4:12 – “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” This verse highlights that age or follower count should not hinder us from being effective influencers for Christ. It reminds us to live our lives in a way that reflects our faith, serving as an example to other believers and non-believers alike.
Do it in God’s Strength, Not Your Own:
2 Corinthians 12:9 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” This verse reminds us that our influence as Christian influencers is not dependent on our own strengths or abilities. Instead, it is through God’s grace and power working in and through us, even in our weaknesses, that we can make a difference. It encourages us to rely on God and His strength as we step out in faith to share our faith, regardless of the size of our platform.
Your Follower Count as a Christian Influencer Doesn’t Determine Your Impact:
Here’s the thing, dear sister: you don’t need thousands of followers or a massive platform to make a difference. You can be a Christian influencer with 100 followers or less. Yes, you read that right. God can use you, right where you are, to impact lives and spread His love.
You see, being a Christian influencer is not about numbers or popularity; it’s about faithfulness and obedience. It’s about being willing to step out in faith and share the truth of God’s Word with those around you, whether it’s through social media, blogging, or simply engaging in meaningful conversations with people in your everyday life.
Think about it this way: Jesus started His ministry with just twelve disciples. They weren’t famous or influential by the world’s standards, but they were faithful followers who went on to change the world. And the same God who used them can use you too.
So, how can you make an impact as a Christian influencer with a smaller following?
How to Make an Impact as a Christian Influencer with Less than 100 Followers:
- Embrace your unique voice and message: God has given you a unique perspective, experiences, and insights that no one else has. Don’t compare yourself to others or try to imitate their style. Instead, embrace who you are in Christ and share authentically from your heart. Your voice matters, no matter the size of your audience.
- Focus on quality over quantity: It’s not about how many followers you have, but the impact you make on those who are listening. Pour your heart into creating high-quality content that is meaningful and relevant to your audience. Take the time to research, study, and pray before sharing, and let your words and actions reflect the love of Christ.
- Cultivate genuine relationships: Engage with your followers on a personal level. Respond to comments, messages, and emails with love and kindness. Build a community of like-minded believers who can encourage and support one another. Remember, it’s not about the numbers, but the connections you make.
- Stay rooted in God’s Word: As a Christian influencer, it’s crucial to continually grow in your faith and knowledge of the Bible. Spend time in prayer and study, allowing God’s Word to shape your perspective and guide your content. Seek wisdom and discernment from the Holy Spirit, and let Him lead you in all that you do.
- Trust in God’s timing and plan: Remember, your journey as a Christian influencer is ultimately in God’s hands. Trust Him with the growth and impact of your platform. Stay faithful, even in the small beginnings, and know that God can use your obedience to touch hearts and transform lives.
Don’t Underestimate The Way God Can Use You to Reach Others:
So, my dear sister, don’t underestimate the power of your influence, no matter how small it may seem. Trust in God’s calling on your life, and be obedient to His leading. The world needs more mature Christians who are willing to share their faith with boldness and authenticity.
You may never be the next big internet sensation, and that’s okay. Your impact might be felt within a small, intimate community of followers who are hungry for truth and genuine connection. Remember, it’s not about the numbers, but about the hearts that are touched and transformed by the love of Christ through your obedience.
So go ahead, step out in faith, and be a Christian influencer, even with 100 followers or less. The world needs your voice, your experiences, and your passion for God. May your faithfulness and obedience shine brightly, and may lives be forever changed because of your willingness to share the Good News.
In Christ’s love,