A Biblical Perspective On The Secret And The Law Of Attraction
The Law of Attraction is a biblical concept, but has been perverted by worldly teachings; therefore, the church should seek teaching on the biblical Law of Attraction.
Now I’m sure you’ve heard of the teaching known as “The Secret.” The concept is, by using this “secret,” which is “The Law of Attraction,” you can attract anything you want in your life: more money, a bigger house, more business, the perfect mate, literally anything you want!
While the teachings conveyed about the Law of Attraction from worldly teachers contain many truths, they also contain some contradictory ideas to the Word of God. For example, I personally disagree with the notion that a person can have just anything. The reason being, we were born with different strengths, skills, and talents that lend themselves to our individual abilities to acquire the things we desire.
God made us all unique, with a purpose, and with a certain mission to fulfill His will. It isn’t all about us! Now does that mean the Law of Attraction should be ignored? Is it all just a bunch of garbage for the Christian? Absolutely not! The Law of Attraction is a biblical concept.
Once we understand the proper mechanics and the proper use of the law of attraction and discuss it within the church, we should refer to it as the “biblical law of attraction” simply that there may be no misunderstanding. So from here to the end of this article, I’ll refer to it as the “Biblical Law of Attraction.”
Now, the Biblical Law of Attraction and God’s will can, and should work together in your life. Let me clarify it from a biblical perspective in the following three points:
1. The Worldly Law of Attraction and the Believer in Christ
The worldly teaching of the Law of Attraction has brought much confusion to the believer in Christ for one very good reason: It leaves out the entire concept of God’s will! If you’ve been trying to use the Biblical Law of Attraction in the way the worldly teachers teach it, you’ll soon find yourself feeling far from God!
2. Why the Basic Concept of the Law of Attraction Works for Everyone
Like I said previously, the Law of Attraction is a biblical concept and a Godly principle. It’s just that the worldly teaching of it is not Godly. It has distorted biblical references by leaving Jesus out of the equation, thereby perverting the Word of God to suit its own purposes.
3. The Basic Concept of the Law of Attraction and God’s Will
Jesus’ teaching on the Biblical Law of Attraction deals with our beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. The worldly teachers of the Law of Attraction teach that our words and thoughts are enough, like there’s some sort of magic in what we request from, who they call, the “Universe.”
God is interested in our “issues,” and He wants a relationship with us more than anything else. He wants our heart; therefore it grieves Him when we chase after selfish ambitions instead of Him.
So, how should one use the Biblical Law of Attraction? The answer is, to glorify God in his or her life. Not merely to obtain selfish ambitions.