Most of us remember where we were on this day. I was vacationing at the Gulf Coast with my family and had just returned from a long bike ride. I can remember walking into the room and seeing the news coverage while my son and daughter who were 4 and 2 at the time, played in the living room floor oblivious to what was happening. Within a short time we found out that cowardly, Islamic terrorists had attacked our country. Our resolve as a country at that time was this will never happen again, but sadly I believe we have become complacent once again. The reasons for our complacency are too numerous to detail in this short blog, however the point of bringing up this event in this country’s history is this.
On a much smaller magnitude, all of us will go through an event or events which affect our lives that lead us to resolve, this will never happen again. What is it in human nature that we soon forget and slip back into our old ways of doing things and our old way of thinking? Here is my two cents. We have turned away from God thinking we know what is best rather than trusting him. We trust in our own abilities and are too prideful to admit we are wrong and need help.
At times in each of our lives we are going to need the help of someone else. It is my hope and prayer for whomever might read this that they will remember to not rely on his or her own abilities when going through a difficult time. Reach out to others for help, understanding, and counsel. If you are experiencing financial difficulties that seem to be catastrophic, the attorneys at Bond and Botes have been providing wise counsel to clients for over 20 years and want to help guide good people through trying times. We have always offered a free initial consultation with an experience attorney who can answer your questions about chapter 7 bankruptcy or chapter 13 debt consolidation.
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.