Justin Bieber says he wants to use his platform to lead people to Christ.
The 26-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter used an opportunity to perform at the recent People's Choice Awards to do just that.
Bieber performed his recent single, "Holy," under numerous neon crosses at the awards show.
"My intention is to inspire, uplift, empower and lead people to know and see the love of God," Bieber wrote in a post to social media Sunday. "To remind people of the joy and wonder that is all around us."
In the Instagram post, Bieber says he has felt in his heart he was supposed to entertain all his life.
"I had been given these abilities that I wanted to showcase. My heart as I get older is to ask God to refine my heart. To make sure my intention remains pure," he writes.
Bieber then uses the post to pass along some inspiration to his online followers.
"Fear of rejection can scare us away from our full potential. But asking God to use us even when we’re scared takes the pressure off of us and reminds us that He is in control," he says.
"Did you know that you are special? Did you know that when God sees you he smiles?” Bieber said. “Be encouraged this Sunday knowing that you were designed for GREATNESS! You are forgiven and you are loved!"
The post was the first personal message Bieber had shared since his former mentor Carl Lentz was fired from Hillsong.
A few days later, Bieber posted an evangelical message to his account.
"Jesus is more real than the air we breathe and guess what? HE LOVES YOU," reads white text set against a black background.
In his caption, Bieber goes on to share the Good News.
"Jesus rose from the dead just as he promised, taking on the sins of humanity. Believing and receiving this reality changes everything. The way you live, the way you love! Accepting his free gift of forgiveness allows you to live a life FREE from guilt and shame!"
Bieber continues, sharing some of his own testimony.
"A life not based on your performance. This is good news. I follow Jesus. Following Jesus doesn’t make me better than anyone else although I know a lot of Christians have made people feel that way."
Bieber makes it clear that committing your life to Christ does not change your circumstances.
"What it does do is give us an ETERNAL JOY that lasts through trials and painful seasons. Although people have failed me, Jesus never has," he writes.
The post has received more than one million likes to-date.