Part 1: The Story Behind the Instagram
Around the beginning of August a few years ago, I had an idea to make a Christian Instagram account. Most people are inspired by others who run their own account, but at the time, I barely knew they even existed! (I had no idea there was already so many other people out there ministering through Christian Instagram accounts.)
The main reason I thought about creating an account was because I felt that I wasn’t fulfilling my job as a Christian of sharing the Gospel. At that time, I was in a private school, so since I was surrounded by Christians, there weren’t many people I could minister to. So I thought that making an account would be a great way to spread the news about Jesus and encourage other believers in their walk with Him.
On August 3rd, 2014, I decided to make an Instagram account called "@Jesus.my.everything". I later deleted it that day, though, because I let the devil’s doubts get in my head. I thought about things like, “What if people are mean/bully me? Or what if my account gets hacked?” These “what if” lies got the best of me on that day, but I didn’t let that stop me for good.
The next day, on August 4th, 2014, I made another Instagram account and called it “@Jesus_my.everything”. (Obviously, 😂) it is still up and running until today!
(To mean everything to someone means you are more valuable and important than anyone else. Since Jesus perfectly fits that definition, I decided to give my account that name.)
To be honest, when I first started my account, I didn’t really know what to do. I didn’t know about different editing apps and I used the same font for all my posts! That might not sound too bad to most of you, but my internet friends who run Christian accounts will probably cringe while reading this (lol). Over the years, though, I have gained “experience” as an editor and now look back and laugh! 😉
I also didn’t write devotions way “back then.” I started out writing short posts or focusing on other things, but after a while I started to add Bible verses in the captions and also started explaining what things meant. Not only was I teaching others about God, but I myself was also learning more about Him! Interestingly, I found my favorite Bible verse while looking up ideas for one of my next posts. (It’s 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 which says, “Rejoice always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.)
I’ve also benefited in other ways by creating the account. Not only have I grown stronger in my relationship with the Lord, but I’ve also become a better writer! 👍🏼
Part 2: The Story Behind the Site
Anyways, time passed by and my one year anniversary for my Instagram account was around the corner. As a special surprise for that day, I decided to create this blog! It was on my mind for a while a few months earlier, but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to make one. Later, one of my friends decided to create a blog and she asked me to help out. Once I made an account on Weebly and started editing her blog, I made a decision to make my own! I started working on this in June of 2015, and later published it on August 4th, 2015, which was one year after I created an Instagram account. 💻
Sometimes, it isn’t super easy to find the time to post on here or on Instagram due to the busyness life brings. But as I look back now, I do not regret making a Christian Instagram account and blog. I love to help people and I really hope that you all have benefited in some way or another from what I’ve been doing. The glory doesn’t belong to me; instead, I want to praise and glorify the Lord for all that He has done through me. I am so thankful and blessed for the opportunity to minister to others in this way and I’ll try my best to continue this for many more years to come (Lord willing).
Thanks for reading everyone! -Christina 💓
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