Business Lesson from a Farmer
Farmers have always faced plenty of
challenges - economic realities, weather, even plagues of insects. A farmer
would rise early every day and begin his work. He would first take care of his
morning chores even before he had eaten his breakfast.
Some days he would face severe weather, other times he fought with disease and drought which brought him to near ruin. He would face his challenges with every ounce of strength and character he possessed. Often he would pray and ask God’s hand on his efforts and then get down to working on the problems he faced.
He would take care to know the condition of his animals and crops. He would check the watering holes and realize that they had diminished. He would study to know why his harvest was smaller than in previous seasons.
When needed, he would call in a veterinarian to heal his flock using medicine and specialized knowledge of how to heal that specific condition.
He’d scout out new watering holes and places where his flocks could flourish-maybe even drill new wells searching for the water that gave life to his crops and livestock.
After taking assessment of his condition, he would do what he had to do to bring healing back to what was under his care – because he knows that hard times come and go and it’s what you do when hard times come that matters most.