With so much negativity, division, and frustration in our world right now (#election, #covid, #protests, #IsIt2021Yet??) it’s more important than ever to make sure that you’re listening to and consuming content that’s spiritually uplifting and founded on truth.
Sure, like anything, social media can be used to harm, not help us. But these tools can also be used for good, if we know the right places to look and who to follow. And let’s face it, social media isn’t going anywhere.
It’s hard to believe there are individuals out there who are creating content that’s authentic and honest—using their platforms to talk about Jesus, not just build up their own followings—but they’re out there, trust me, and they’re young.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible comes from the book of Timothy. Paul is writing to his good friend, a young guy named (you guessed it) Timothy, and he says this to encourage him:
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
This verse is good to have in your back pocket as a young person, but it’s also good to remember when you’re looking for those voices to follow and allow to pour into you.
What I’m seeing right now in our culture is a continued revival of young people when it comes to leading the church. And these young influencers aren’t taking the traditional route on sharing the gospel. They’re doing it in the places that they’re familiar with: places like Instagram.
So, whether you’re in college, an Insta-newbie or an Insta-pro, or anywhere else on the social media spectrum, here are 8 young influencers sharing the gospel on Instagram that you should follow right now.
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