Around three-quarters of Americans identified with a Christian religion, as per the statistics released by Gallup in 2017, and not all these believers used to integrate their beliefs into their everyday life. However, the pandemic and the anxieties of 2020 have led many to search for greater meaning, comfort and hope in their lives by turning to religion.
Some ten years ago, I was giving a talk at the university on how Christianity impacted me in my day-to-day life. After the talk, I asked myself, “If I have such a close and personal relationship with Jesus, then why am I not letting Him move into my career choice?” Then, I realized that I didn’t trust Him enough. So, I learned how to. And, it worked! Most career aspirations involve around people’s talents, values, ideal lifestyles and other such factors. They are what you’ve always dreamed for your professional life. However, I decided to carve a different path and used my faith to bring my vision to life. And, I can honestly say I was better and happier.
Today, there are huge transformations happening in the marketplace and with the COVID-19 bolstered religious faith, people have been trying to follow Jesus’ teaching in everything they do –be it personally or professionally.
Christian faith has started playing a critical role in the world’s economy as many individuals have started integrating their faith into their business practices. These people have grasped the importance of faith and have used it to redefine the community and emerging markets where rates of allegiance to duty and loyalty are of special significance.
As a Christian, I’m really surprised to see that a new generation of Christian entrepreneurs is rising even in the plumbing marketplace. Plumbing companies usually provide fast and reliable plumbing repair solutions just so that you can go on with your day quickly. Honestly, I’ve never imagined that plumbing companies could create their mission from inherent Christian belief systems. However, is “faith-based” a reason enough for customers to trust and hire these Christian plumbing contractors?
Honesty and Integrity
One of the important pillars of Christian faith-based company is set on God’s command for His children to live lives of integrity and truthfulness.
“For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.”
– From 2 Corinthians 8:21
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. ”
– From 2 Timothy 2:15
“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices”
– From Colossians 3:9
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. ”
– From Ephesians 4:25
“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you.”
– From 1 Chronicles 29:17
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
– From Philippians 4:8-9
Considering the implications of these Biblical scriptures, it can be deduced that a faith-based plumbing company would be a business that will honor its customers because it has an alliance and honesty to prove to God.