“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20, KJV).
Intellect as Obstacle
If trading is your vocation, then there are many times you will need to have faith. Trading is one of the most difficult professions that I know of. Even if you have high intelligence, the market is not a puzzle to be solved by your intellect. It’s more of an ocean wave to be surfed by your intuition. Therefore, your intellect can be an obstacle to your success and personal growth. Don’t worship your intellect.
Have faith that God will guide you to the resources (your own creative ideas, mentors, books, etc.) that will help you design your own unique trading style. “The widespread rejection of faith in our times is a part of our overintellectualized and rationalized attitude to life. We are a people who one-sidedly worship the intellect and reason” (The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings by John A. Sanford, p.124).When you fail again and again in your trading, trust that God has a plan for your trading . . . a plan for your life.