Jillian Ahonen

I ask myself these questions often as I make decisions…am I doing this because it’s what God wants me to do, or because it’s what someone else wants me to? Is this to please Him or them?

It’s a hard line to see sometimes because we live in a culture of outward praise and we seem to thrive on getting it, but inside we are stressed out and overextended.

I’ve had to learn what true freedom looks and often times it looks like saying ‘no’ when there is a pressure to say yes and not concerning myself with what others may think.

We can go through life in a constant state of burnout trying to please everyone around us…


We can live in freedom, where the yoke is easy and the burden is light, by living for the One who made us.

There is freedom in pleasing THE ONE rather than trying to pleasing everyone!

*Inspired from my book in progress “Life is Muddy”

Jillian Ahonen, wife, mom to five, and founder of Jillian Ahonen Ministries, is real, relatable, and passionate about seeing lives transformed through God’s overwhelming love and power. Click to learn more about Jillian and her Ministries. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Life is Muddy (book) now available!

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