Business is simple, so simple! However, when Man brings his complication into business operation and practice, failure becomes commonplace! There’s a misleading theory widespread in the secular world, the consequence of a theory established by so-called business experts deluded by satanic insight in the marketplace of the world.
According to this theory, world’s leading business and investment organizations like Bloomberg theorize that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months – a whopping 80% failure rate. According to CNBC, the number of small-business failures exceeded the number of start-ups for the first time in the year (2014). While 400,000 new businesses are being created annually, 470,000 are closing, leaving a deficit of 70,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA goes on to state that only 25% make it to 15 years or more.
However, what these pretenders failed to tell you – perhaps they don’t understand themselves – is that it is not the businesses that failed but the business practitioners that incorporated their human failings into business practice that failed. The foundation of business as established by God is so sound, strong, and fail-proof in itself that it can withstand any condition of the marketplace – even the harshest conditions!
Uncommon examples abound in scripture of businesses started that has lasted as far as history can recount. The most prominent is the business started by Jesus Christ over two thousand years ago – the Church. Jesus declared to His earthly parents “Do you not know I must be about my father’s business” Luke 2:49. Jesus launched that business in Matthew 16:19 “And I tell you that you are Peter and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” The business of Jesus Christ (the Church) and its primary product (Christianity) has lasted for over two years and still counting.
Business indeed is simple. The foundation of business is strong and solid. God founded Business upon a well-structured foundation. Four components make up the business foundation; an understanding of the workability of these components and how they interact to produce a multigenerational phenomenon is what is lacking in entrepreneurial practice in the marketplace – the four components of business foundation are Vision, Administration, Production, and Marketing. When you understand the interplay of these four components and you practice it faithfully and faithfully in your business career, I can assure you that your business will last forever!
Do you remember that after the fall of man, he took up the fallen nature of satan!” This presupposes that man became susceptible to a nature within that brings him under the control of his flesh. Struggle and failure became part of his everyday existence. Embedded deeply in the human nature were the nature of weaknesses and strengths. However, his weaknesses seem to take preeminence because of the influence of satan on earth. When Jesus began His ministry on earth, the Bible said, “He did not need anyone to testify about man, for he knew what was in man” John 2:25. What was it that Jesus knew about man? Jesus knew that the human nature can’t be trusted because of its inherent weaknesses.
Until each individual settles this inherent complication within his human nature by surrendering his life to Jesus Christ and getting filled with the Holy Spirit. After which, the individual submits himself and everything he does in life and business under the authority of the Word, only then he can overcome the inherent human weaknesses within his nature! Otherwise, his inherent complication may continue to compound things for him in life.
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