21 of 52 Voices June 5th, 2014
The C3 Leaders devotion is a peer weekly reflection from business leaders related to their journey with Christ. Each weekly devotion will be written by a different author from among the C3 Leaders community, 52 unique authors to be exact.
As we go through this next year together, we pray that these words and reflections will encourage you in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Just how does one journey with Christ into the market place?
For Dana Rekow, Managing Director of Client Service at Laird Norton Wealth Management, following Christ in to commerce is synonymous with being others centered.
“It is important to understand what the bible says, and then to live it out. The two greatest commandments are to love God and to love others. You carry that truth into your career.” Says Dana, “There should be no dichotomy at all.”
“The way we are wired, we want our own way. Instead, we need to live every day with the importance of loving others in mind – that includes family, the people you are around, and colleagues.”
Dana points out that being focused on others, whether clients, colleagues, family or friends, involves a focus on restoration and service. It’s not just about individuals in our lives, but also the communities we touch. “How am I supporting the restoration of those around me? Not just a spiritual restoration, but also the restoration of society, culture, and the work place.”
“We always need to be asking, ‘What’s the best thing we can do for someone?’ We need to be asking that about our colleagues too. The struggle comes with being human, being self-focused. Jesus clearly communicated, that if you want to be the greatest in His kingdom, then you should take the last place and learn to serve others. You need to ask, ‘Am I serving people like Jesus?’”
Matthew 22: 37-40
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”