I Need Advice

We often hear people ask, “What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?” You’ve likely been given great advice that has impacted your life. However, the advice you’ve been given might not be the same advice you would give someone else. If you could give someone a piece of advice, what would it be? I went around campus and asked MBU students this question.

Graphic by McKenzie Sheehy

If You Could Give Someone a Piece of Advice, What Would it Be?

Melanie Heflin
Exercise Science
O’Fallon, Missouri

Always trust your instinct, because chances are your instinct isn’t wrong. Also, don’t change who you are for anyone and always stand up for what you personally believe in, even if that means you lose a few people who disagree with you.

Jada Jones
Christian Ministries

St. Charles, Missouri

Prioritize you time. Not everyone and everything deserves your time. Prioritize what actually matters and gives you joy.

Brent Seyer
Secondary Education and Biology Education
Oak Ridge, Missouri 

Know your strengths and weaknesses. We all are made different yet perfect in the eyes of God. We all have different talents that can be used in ways. Sometimes other people can do a better job at a task than you.

Kolby Matsushima
Kaneohe, Hawai’i

Don’t feel like you’ve gotta be perfect or have everything figured out. Have fun, make mistakes, fall down, but pick yourself up. Learn from all of your experiences, and make memories that’ll last you a lifetime.

Kirenda Brown
St. Charles, Missouri

It sounds cliche, but college is really about the quality and not the quantity of your friends. Find your space, be your true self and get involved.

Jessalynn Scheltens

Lake St. Louis, Missouri

There’s a verse in James and it says be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. I was listening to something else earlier this week and it talked about how, when we talk to people, we should listen to understand and not to respond.

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Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin

Emily Heflin is a staff journalist, photojournalist and managing editor for MBU Timeline. Born and raised in O’Fallon, Missouri, Heflin is a senior pursuing a major in communications studies and a double minor in journalism and public relations. Heflin also works as a communications intern for a non-profit.


About MBU Timeline


Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.