Taking Care of Business

According to the Business Resource Centri, one of the most stressful and challanging occupations is in the case of the son taking over the father’s business. Only one third of the family businesses survive the next generation. The pressure for the son to prove himself worthy of his role, relationship conflicts, and Different communication styles, all add to the pressure and the failure of a well meaningful adventure. Expectations to follow in big footsteps, and the suspicion that Nepotism is the reason for success is an ever present stumbling block. Although rare there have been cases where, father and son businesses have made considerable progress. As in the case of Edsel Ford, the son of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor company. Edsel was groomed to take over the family business. He became secretary of Ford in 1915. The relationship between the father and son was always close, but always Frought with unhealthy aspects. As president, Edsel Ford often disagreed with his father on major decisions. And was occasionally humiliated in public by the older man, and was repeatedly overruled by his father. Or in the case of John D Rockefeller the first billion heir in America, and founder of the Standard Oil company. John D Rockefeller Jr. join the business in 1896. He left the company in 1910 and went on an extended vacation. Although these families reached unimaginable success there is one father and son business that attain the absolute pinnacle of sovereignty. In the book of St Luke 2:49 Jesus said ( How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my father’s business? Jesus had accompanied his parents to Jerusalem to the feast of the Passover, he was twelve years old. And when they had fulfilled the days as they returned, Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother thought he was in the company among their kinsfolk and when they could not find him they turned back again to Jerusalem seeking him. And after three days they found him in the temple sitting in the mist of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. His mother and father did not understand the saying which he had spoken unto them. (St Luke 2:50) But Jesus was making the announcement to them and to the world, that he was taking the lead role in his father’s business. A monumental assignment: just ask Brett Icahn whose father mega investor Carl Icahn gave him three billion dollars to manage in investments Jesus’ father gave him the world! Psalm 50:10 tells us (For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. So what business does a father start who already owns everything, maybe an oil company no, he already owns that. Or how about an automobile company, no he owns that too, or a gold mining company, I don’t think so, Rev 21: 21 tells us that the streets in the Holy city are made of pure Gold. What we hold to be most valuable, Heaven is walking on it. THE one veritable however that we are absolutely sure of is this, the Lord does not act out side of his will. Webster defines the word act as to conduct one’s self or behave. To discover his will, is to reveal his business. Will is defined as a general fundamental law, doctrine, or a rule or code of conduct. His will is the foundation that supports his deity. So what is his will it can be found in St John 6 38:40 ( For I came down from Heaven not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. Verse : 39 ( And this is the father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. Verse : 40 ( And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the son , and believeth on him, may have everlasting life : And I will raise him up at the last day). Saving Souls is his will and Saving Souls is his business, There has never been but one business and there never will be but one. And so no matter how we may complicate the issue, This business want be going out of business!

References gathered from Business Resource Centri