Obedience Is Key | Learning to Trade

September 12, 2009 — Leave a comment

I love doing College Ministry, but more importantly, I love it when men whom you have invested your life into apply what they have learned to their lives.  Below is a post from a student whom I discipled as he is entering into the world of day trading:

I’m 100% sure that trusting God will make me a better trader.

Before you get up in arms about that statement, please hear explicitly what I am not saying: namely that trusting in God will make me a profitable trader. I don’t believe that at all. But being a better trader… that’s something that will happen. Here’s why:

Fear is eliminated. Pride is eliminated. Greed is eliminated. End of story.

If I’m founded in Christ, I have nothing to gain… I’ve gained it all. I have nothing to lose… earthly possessions are but a pittance to the love I’ve received. I have nothing to prove… Christ is my only focus and the only one worth serving.

I have much maturing to do.

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Todd Engstrom

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Although I was raised in the church and had a knowledge of God, I didn’t embrace Jesus until I heard gospel preached and lived out by some Young Life leaders. God has proven faithful and good to me since that day, even in great suffering and loss. I have learned to treasure Romans 8:28 as a wellspring of hope and truth. God has blessed me with an amazing wife (Olivia), three sons (Micah, Hudson and Owen) and a daughter (Emmaline). Growing up in the northwest, the thought never crossed my mind that I would have four children who are native Texans. Despite landing in the south, I still watch Notre Dame games with my children every Saturday in hopes they will land at my alma mater.

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