I woke up this morning inspired by so many inspirational people who are in a place of influence and who have used it for good( Tim Tebow, Rick Warren, and Martin Luther King Jr to name a few). Knowing that I am just an office manager at a plumbing company, without millions of followers hanging on my every word, I asked God today “How can I be more of a servant to you” and spread your message given I don’t have as many people listening to what I have to say as the others? I heard him answer as loudly as silently can be…You don’t have to change the world yourself, the change begins within YOU and if even one person is affected by that to change themselves for the better, then you are helping to spread my ministry. So, I reflected upon what I do know. Business. And decided today I was not going to write a blog on plumbing.
Today I am going to write about as company owners and managers, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of running a business. However, it’s important to remember that our work can be a way to give glory to God.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate your faith into your work and honor God through your business.
Starting your day with prayer is a great way to connect with God and ask for His guidance and wisdom as you go about your work. Take a few moments to reflect on your goals for the day and ask God to help you accomplish them in a way that honors Him.
Treating your employees with respect and kindness is not only the right thing to do, but it also reflects your faith in action. Remember that your employees are people with families, responsibilities, and struggles just like you. Show them love and compassion, and create a work environment that fosters a sense of community and mutual respect.
Integrity is a key Christian value, and it should be a guiding principle in your business practices. Always be honest and transparent in your dealings with customers, suppliers, and employees. Avoid cutting corners or engaging in unethical practices, even if it means losing out on short-term gains. Remember that your reputation is more important than any financial gain.
As a Christian business owner, you have a responsibility to be a positive force in your community. Look for ways to give back through charitable donations, volunteer work, or other forms of community involvement. This not only helps those in need but also serves as a testament to your faith and values.
Finally, use your business as a platform to share your faith with others. This doesn’t mean forcing your beliefs on others or being overly preachy, but rather being open and authentic about your faith and values. Your actions and attitudes can be a powerful witness to those around you, and you never know who might be impacted by your example.
Auger Pros Plumbing is a Christian, family-based business. We are inspired by other Christian companies around us that are not afraid to stand firm in their beliefs as a company. Some popular examples are In-and-Out Burger, Forever 21, Chick-fil-a, Hobby Lobby, and Whataburger. Thank you to them for not being afraid to share your faith and helping to pave the way for a DFW plumbing company with a similar mindset, such as ours.
In conclusion, running a business is not just about making money; it’s also an opportunity to honor God through your work. By incorporating prayer, treating your employees with respect, conducting business with integrity, giving back to the community, and being a witness to others, you can use your business to give glory to God and make a positive impact in the world.