Christian Faith, Esoteric Beliefs, and the Law of Attraction

Christian Faith, Esoteric Beliefs, and the Law of Attraction

Part 1

As I stated before I am christian and raised in the baptist church. For most of us who are raised in the church, especially the black church, we are taught that anything taught outside the Bible was not of God. It was the devil. The journey with mental health struggles and the testing of my faith has led me to a lot of questions in life. 

When I discovered the Law of Attraction, it led me to reexamine my thinking about how I viewed my life and myself. The key aspect of the law of attraction is if you believe it you can think what you want into existence. This would deter some christians because they think it would eliminate the need for God. Christains would fear that people would think why would they need to pray to God for anything when I could just manifest it themself. Law of attraction sometimes played into materialistic aspects. Money is naturally the first thing people would want to attract. There are dozens of youtube videos on how to attract winning the lottery with millions of views. I understand why the average Christian would be turned off by this teaching. 

I have seen some Christian law of attraction teachers who use the Bible to teach other how to attract. Angels with Fran tv is a good example of someone using Christian teaching.Most youtubers who teach law of attraction use non religious aspects to apply to everyone. They use terms such as source, the universe or higher power.

I believe the basic premise of the law of attraction has truth to it no matter your religious belief. You eventually manifest what you believe. Sometimes it’s not even a mythical energy that pulls you to your manifestation. Your belief system shapes what you practice. For example a girl may not bother to study because she believes she is not smart enough to pass her class. Her belief of her not being smart causes the action of her not studying. The result of this is failing the class. 

So God doesn’t want me to be rich?

Wanting worldly wealth…

I was taught that God will humble the rich proud man and uplift the humbled poor man. Stories and parables about rich men not getting in the kingdom of heaven while the poor would be uplifted is a constant theme.I think most people gloss over an underlying message. In life I have met humbled successful people and rude poor people. It’s okay to want success but money should never be your focus. God is your focus and your source. 

Psalm 37:4 

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalm 21:2

You have granted his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

Isaiah 58:14

then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your father Jacob.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Matthew 6:19-20

 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

I believe God does not have a problem with wanting to be successful but what are your intentions with your wealth? Will you use it to help others? Is money defining who you are as a person? Is money your source or God? Who are you putting first? Who are you serving? 

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