Jeff Strahan, founder of Fitness Image Results, is an exemplary Christian business owner who strives to honor God in his profession as a personal trainer. His faith has not only helped him maintain his personal values but also influenced the way he runs his business. At Ignite Purpose, we had the privilege of interviewing Jeff about how he activates his faith in his profession, and we were inspired by his story. Jeff embodies the verse below through his work, by demonstrating excellence in his field, providing a safe and supportive environment for his clients, and being a positive influence in his community. As Christian business owners, we have a unique opportunity to share our faith through our businesses. Our businesses can be a platform to showcase our values, ethics, and the love of Christ to those we interact with. We can do this by being intentional about our practices, by treating our clients and employees with respect and dignity, and by giving back to our communities.
Matthew 5:16 (NLT)
16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
So, What… for This Week?
As a next step, we challenge Christian business owners to consider how they can activate their faith in their profession. Start by examining your business practices and identify areas where you can showcase your faith. It could be through the way you treat your customers, the products you sell, or the services you offer. Let us take this opportunity to be the light that shines before others and glorify our Father in heaven.
At Ignite Purpose, we are grateful for the opportunity to share Jeff Strahan’s story and encourage other Christian business owners to rethink how they present their businesses to the public. Let us all strive to honor God in our professions and be a positive influence in our communities.