Monday, January 27, 2014

Advice That Will Change Your Life

The wonderful weekend is over and here we face another week full of fresh possibilities… I am sure that is what everyone is thinking, right? Maybe, maybe not. But it is true nonetheless. 

We are in the final weeks of the blogathon. I think I am quite in the habit of blogging every day and will (hopefully) find it difficult to give up. We will see how long that lasts. 

Today’s prompt is a pretty simple one. Share some great advice that you have been given. 

This seems like it should be rather easy. I have been racking by brain all weekend, trying to think of one of those wonderful moments in which somebody said something profound that changed my life. Nothing came to mind. 

I was attempting to determine why I cannot recall any one of those amazing “come to Jesus” advice moments. It seemed odd…. Because I really, really strive to make good decisions and I love it when those people who are most important to me speak into my life. 

And then I realized why I couldn’t think of a great moment and I am going to explain it as best as I can. I just don’t want it to sound egotistical… but here goes. It is because I was just raised with the knowledge of what is right… so in most cases I already know. Don’t get me wrong, I have several people that I go to for advice on a regular basis. My husband, mom, dad, and sisters (side note, I would never make a life changing decision without the approval of several of these people). But I have never been given a life changing piece of advice that I didn’t already know in my heart because of the way I have chosen to live my life: I am in the word every day, seeking God every day. I feel like this is coming out egotistical after all…. But it is not meant to be.

I guess, I should just say that my parents are the ones who gave me the life changing advice when I was very young and I never faltered, wavered, or questioned. Serve God. Stay in church. Read the Bible. Pray. Love others. And while doing all of this – have fun. 

There was no one moment when my parents first told me this, because there was no need. They just lived it. My whole childhood, they lived this. And then they would tell me, and I would feel like I already knew because that was our life. That was what life was all about. That was truly living. 

And so I have never been at a strange crossroad in my life wondering where to go, because the original advice I was given by my oh-so-wonderful parents, has taught me how to live consistently, every day.

Now I am not saying it will always be this way. I know that there will be times in the future when I will have to make tough decisions. But I also know that this advice, or rather, way of life, that my parents taught me, is the foundation that good decisions are built on. 

What is the best advice you have ever been given? I would love to hear. Link below!  


  1. This is truly an inspirational post Jonni. Living life guided each day by the principles of God's Word. Principles that are the foundation of your heart. We are so blessed to have such an amazing daughter!

  2. Yes! This is so true! I always have a hard to coming up with the best pieces of advice I've ever received and this explains the reason why in a way I never would have thought of! Thanks so much for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship blog hop!

    1. Hi Susannah! So I see you were also blessed to have parents who raised you in the faith. The older I get, the more I am thankful for the start and the outlook in life. I enjoy your link up. So encouraging! Looking forward to co-hosting!


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