I recently wrote a letter to my son who just graduated from high school and will be heading off to college in August for his freshman year. The theme of that letter is based on Matthew 7:13-14 wherein Jesus is speaking about the narrow way. He states, “For the gate is wide and the way easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” The main point of my letter is that the road to life is difficult and narrow, but if he will put his trust in the Lord and be obedient, he will travel the way God intended. I also pointed out to him that God has, and will continue to put people in his life to help in his journey. Although we are imperfect beings, God can work through each of us to guide and help one another.
Another discussion that I have with my son and daughter often is money and budgeting. They have both learned to save for the things they want to purchase and then once they saved enough for the purchase, they ask themselves is this really what I want to spend this money on I worked hard to save. Sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes it is no. I have also told them how important it is to save for a “rainy day.” To put aside money they cannot touch unless it is an emergency. A good way to do this is to focus on saving $500. Even if it is only $10 a week for 50 weeks you will find that each week it gets a little easier to save that $10. Once you get to $500 then your next goal should be $1000 and so on. You will then be prepared for the rainy day that is sure to come.
The difficulties you and I face daily are more than we can handle alone. Your mind will leap from problem to problem ensnaring your thoughts into a tangled web. Turn from those thoughts, and instead turn to His presence. Through this, the burden will be lighter. Reach out and get wise counsel as well. At Bond and Botes, we have been giving wise counsel for more than 20 years. Please contact us for a free consultation and let us help you in your travels down life’s narrow road.
Robert Reese is a Managing Attorney at the Bond & Botes Law Offices in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Robert is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). Read his full bio here.