“Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. . . . Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God” (I Corinthians 4:1,5 KJV).
The market is a mystery. Your intellect can’t figure it out. The market’s chaos drives you to an emotional breaking point. You’re sick at heart. You feel a loss of soul. Enter the mysteries of God.
There is the mystery of suffering. Why would a loving God allow suffering? A semblance of an answer comes through Christianity’s wrestling theologically with the mystery of evil. However, this answer is emotionally unsatisfying. Mystery leads to mystery.
Wait a minute, Terry! Are you suggesting that the market is evil and is there to torment us . . . to cause us intense suffering? Actually, at times, the market appears to meet this description. Notice the operative word is “appears.” It appears that the market is a chameleon and will give you the exact lesson that you need in the moment.
Love is a mystery. Unless you learn to love your moment-to-moment life lessons (however painful), you won’t transform the lead of life into gold.