I talk with people all the time who tell me that they cannot accomplish this-or-that because of something in their past. They say they are the "black sheep of the family" or something like that.
I tell them about a murderer who became the father of development and his children became developers of manufacturing projects after he was banished from his family and the land where he lived because he murdered his own brother. If he could rebound so could they.
I originally published this article June 3, 2007 under the title:
WHAT DO YOU DEVELOP?
WHAT IS YOUR VISION?
According to the Holy Bible, the first city ever constructed was called Enoch. Cain built it after he murdered his brother Able. He named the city after his first-born son Enoch.
The Bible does not say what types of structures Cain built. Just that he built them for his family. He was the first real estate developer.
The interesting part of this story is that he had a vision of putting his criminal past behind him and providing for his family. Cain was a successfully rehabilitated criminal.
I’ve met many people who feel as though their past has limited their ability to become successful. They have accepted this vision as the God Honest Truth.
The truth is that any one can achieve whatever they want to accomplish. Anyone.
In fact, a farmer/convicted murderer and his descendants founded these industries:
Remember, Cain was told to leave his homeland by God Himself. Cain accepted God’s decision and traveled to the Land of Nod. There he built a City in honor of his son Enoch.
Each person is born into this world with handicaps. They may be emotional or physical handicaps, but handicaps nonetheless. Cain’s handicap was jealous rage and low self-esteem.
I believe everyone struggles with some type of emotional baggage.
The decision to allow yourself to get caught up in a whirlpool of self-doubt, low self-esteem and relentless pessimism or not determines your success in life.
Cain took the land that God created and decided to build a city for his family.
Cain was the Developer – Designer – Contractor and Founder of the City of Enoch.
Take the brain that God gave you and develop a future for your family. Take control of your family’s destiny. Do it today!
What is your vision? Do you have a development plan? What do you want to improve?
Until next time...
Girard Frank Bolton, III.
The Developers Advocate