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law of attraction
Do I believe the law of attraction is compatible with God`s truth? No. But what if none of our dreams come true? What if nothing we dreamed about or desired deep within ever becomes our reality? Were we somehow misfortunate victims? Is God withholding something from me? Is it fair that different people have different outcomes, or do we, as gods, control our present and future? Were we not instructed in “the law of attraction” that we could have, be, or do anything and everything we want? Doesn`t the world tell us that we deserve this or that?
Is it because we were so greedy to make our dreams come true that we blindly followed anyone who confirmed this sad deception as reality? Of course, there is truth sprinkled in, but always for the same greedy goals and achievements. As do our dreams, the goal becomes an obsession, and God is seen as some supporting actor in our play.
One true gospel
Because there is only one true gospel, all others are, by default, false gospels, and they are many. Satan is most deceptive and relentless with his attack on Christianity. He has promoted every kind of cultural imitation of the real thing that appeals to the lust of the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life. It is only authentic Christianity that Satan fears because our King is our ruler, and He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. No authority on heaven or earth can stand apart from His will. He is God and is sovereign no matter what the nations say or do.
He created all things for Himself, and nothing is outside of His sovereign will. And God “works all things together for good, to those who love him, who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
The notion that you and I can have and be whatever we want gives far more credit than we deserve and power we do not have. We willingly forget that while God gave man dominion over the earth, we are still limited. Not only that, but Satan came in and tempted man, and we fell. Now he has set up his kingdom. The earth and its system sit in the lap of the evil one, and he sways them as he wills. After the fall, sin became man`s new nature.
And the law of attraction plays right into our selfish desires and wants. It is all about me.
Self-help or religion?
So, what I want becomes my obsession and my god. This is the law of attraction and the doctrine taught in secret societies summed up in one sentence. The truth is, the law of attraction is far more than a new-age self-improvement theory. It is a religion. We cannot serve money and God at the same time. I cannot be my own master and be a servant of Christ. Unfortunately, people are constantly sucked into this trap because we are not content and think we deserve more. We see someone who is more talented and successful and want what they have.
God promises to supply all of our needs, not all of our wants. But then, Satan comes along and convinces us that God is withholding something from us. So it really boils down to if we trust God or not.
What we deserve is hell. What God has provided us with is eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. And He has given us everything we need for life and godliness.
I spent years learning about the law of attraction, and I did learn some helpful things. But more than that, it opened my eyes to see who is behind it all and where it leads. The notion that we can “manifest anything and everything we want is not what God has called us to do or be. Many have sold out their soul to have temporary wealth, fame, and power. In the end, it profits nothing apart from Christ. I would strongly warn against messing around with the law of attraction and highly recommend the truth of God’s word.
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