An Open Letter to ‘Upcoming’ and budding Christian Creatives

In the past week, I’ve had conversations with Christians who want to be more vocal about their faith, I realize there are many people who want to do this but for some reason they are holding back. This letter contains everything I would say to anyone who comes to me personally. I hope this encourages you to take that first step.

Dear Christian Creative,

Firstly, you don’t need to match up with anyone.

Remember that all you do is to glorify God, so you’re not sharing your faith to compete with another christian creative. It is not a competition. In fact, the more of us sharing our faith, the better.

Also remember that your voice is distinct, so you don’t have to sound or be like any other christian creative. Your experiences are different from your favorite christian bloggers, and the way God will lead you to share your faith may be different from the way he will lead another creative. So, don’t be afraid to use your distinct voice, remember that the most important thing here is your obedience. Fear may show its ugly head, but you’re going to do it regardless . In the famous words of NIKE : Just Do It!

I and @theblackwriter serving looks ☺️

I believe the next point i’m going to make is most likely the most important part of this letter:

Never neglect your personal relationship with Abba. Your personal fellowship has to be consistent. Now that you’re openly sharing the gospel, the devil isn’t happy about it, since he does not have the capacity to stop you, so he will most likely try to distract you. To serve the people who follow you, you cannot afford not to sit at the feet of Jesus daily, so don’t get distracted by showing up on your feed that you forget to show up in his presence. After a while, your followers may begin to look up to you, you have a responsibility to pray for them and be there for the people who follow you and trust you voice. There will be days God will ask you to share certain things you’re not comfortable sharing, don’t hold back or be ashamed. Be led by the Spirit of God in all you do.

Influence or fame may come from doing this too, it’s important not to let get it get to your head, remember, its really not about you, its about Jesus. The truth is, the anointing on your life attracts, so people may would begin to shoot friendship shots, be prayerful and selective about those you let into your personal space.

It is important to know the reason why you do what you do, because there will be days when it feels like you’re talking to the wind. You may even question yourself and if you’re doing the right thing. Some of your posts may not get as much reach, likes or retweets as you would like but don’t let it be about the numbers. The numbers are a ‘nice to have’ however when it doesn’t happen, don’t let it discourage you.

Sometimes the feedback you receive may be from just one person, you don’t know the impact it may have made in their life. Heck, sometimes no one even reads what you write but this is where your obedience will be tested. Be thankful for those days and and keep it moving.

The truth is, you don’t have to do this alone. Find your tribe or community, people of like-mind and values and do life with them. No man is an island, if you’re clueless about this, check out my post on community and support. I hope it helps!

Another thing, just because you’re a christian creative, it does not mean you wouldn’t give your best. Let excellence rule in everything you do, from content creation to the pictures, even the way you plan your IG feed. Do it with excellence. It’s important to be the best at what you; take online courses, improve your craft, be the best.

Lastly, people may put you on a pedestal, but its not your duty to live up to their perception of you. You’re not perfect but you’re striving towards perfection. Some days, your mind may be attacked with guilt or the sins of your past. Always remember who you are in Christ. You are saved, forgiven, justified and sanctified.

So when the devil shows up with negative thoughts, you better get ready to shut him up. You will still make mistakes but don’t allow it stop you from preaching Jesus.

Oh, I forgot to mention, there are also certain perks of being a christian creative, you’ll find out yourself soon 😉

Don’t forget that I love you very much and I’m rooting for you, I know you’ll do amazing.

Fisayo ❤️

28 Comments Add yours

  1. Fadekesays says:

    This is amazing and sweet❤️

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    1. Thank you mama 🥺❤️❤️

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  2. OG King says:

    This is it right here 😩. The letter I’ve been needing all this while. Thanks so much for this.
    Truly pray God gives us the strength. Picked more on still doing things excellently even as a Christian Creative. and I think that’s where I kinda slacked. Thanks for this letter 🙏

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    1. Well, I’m glad you came across this letter. I’m also happy you learned something form this! God bless you 🙏🏽❤️

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  3. This is so amazing. Thanks for the letter. It’s sure going a long way with me on the journey of living an influential life and living for Jesus. Thanks for yielding to the Holy Spirit to drop this. Hope to get more of this.

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    1. Wow! I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for reading! And I’m also glad I yielded to the Holy Spirit ❤️❤️

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  4. omobolanle says:

    Thank you so much Fis💜!

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    1. Thank you for reading ❤️❤️

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  5. Debs says:

    The part that resonate more with me is, “Remember it’s not about you, it’s about Jesus”. That sums it all up! Thanks for this piece, Fifi.

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    1. It’s absolutely about Him. Thank you Debs ❤️❤️

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  6. Thank you sooo much, this was meant for me…I am super grateful. I am been reminded again..it’s about Jesus.

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    1. Yess !! It’s about Jesus. I’m glad this blessed you. Thank you for stopping by ❤️

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  7. thegracedone says:

    😭😭
    Exactly something I needed to read
    I used to feel down when I don’t get as much reactions as I expected 😅 but lately I’m learning that just like you said:it may be just one person,but then the impact will be great.

    Thank you so much for sharing this🙇

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    1. Yes!! The numbers have a way of making us feel that way. Just stay consistent and take breaks when you need to! You’ll do well ❤️❤️

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  8. Sylvia says:

    This was a post I didn’t know I needed. I’d been so concerned with being as good as my Christian creative faves that I was somewhat loosing my voice. Thank you Fisayo❤️

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    1. Awwn!! Your own voice matters. Thank you Sylvia! You’re amazing ❤️❤️

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  9. nanphilip says:

    I’m so encouraged reading your post. Thank you and God bless you!!

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    1. I’m glad it encouraged you. Thank you❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  10. Ayi says:

    Thank you Fisayo. This was really helpful. I’m thankful that God finally breathed this idea into someone for younger Christian creatives. Keep doing more for the kingdom

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    1. Amen!!! Thank you sooo much ❤️❤️

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  11. Onyinye says:

    awwwwwnnnnnnn… My relationship with Abba is paramount. I totally love this Fiffs! Keep writing

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    1. Thank you Onyinye! Your support means a lot to me ❤️

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  12. This so amazing I know how much I needed this. Thank youu

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    1. I’m excited to hear this ❤️❤️❤️

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  13. I love this post Fisayo. Thank you❤️

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    1. Thank you for reading ❤️❤️

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