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A Christian Perspective on The Secret and The Law of Attraction

Jun 27, 2008
By now, you've probably heard about the best-selling book called "The Secret." This book is also in a DVD and Audio CD format... It's become absolutely huge!

The concept is, by using this secret, which is "The Law of Attraction," you can create ANYTHING you want in your life: more money, a bigger house, more business, a new mate, literally anything you want!

While The Secret contains many truths, it also contains 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 is... because we were born with different strengths skills, talents, and abilities.

God made us all unique, with a purpose, and with a certain mission. It really isn't "all about us!" Now does that mean The Secret and the Law of Attraction is all just a bunch of garbage? Absolutely not!

Below, I've listed 3 points that will help the believer in Christ understand how The Secret, The Law of Attraction, and God's will should all work together in our lives.

1. Clarification for the Believer in Christ

The Secret's teaching on the Law of Attraction has brought a lot of 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 Law of Attraction in the way the teachers of The Secret teach, you'll soon find yourself feeling far from God!

Should we then, not study the Law of Attraction?Absolutely not! The Law of Attraction is very real, and when you read the words of Jesus, you must believe in it!

When you study the Law of Attraction you must be careful whom you're learning it from (most of the teachers of The Secret do not profess to be followers of Christ)!

Jesus' teaching on the Law of Attraction dealt with our beliefs, thoughts, words and actions. The teachers of The Secret teach that our words and thoughts are enough, like there's some sort of magic in what we request from the "Universe," and a relationship with our Saviour means nothing. Remember John 14:6, "No one comes to the Father but through Me!"

The wisest man who ever lived said this; "Dreaming instead of doing is foolishness, and there is ruin in a flood of empty words; Fear God instead" (Ecclesiastes 5:7)!

2. The Secret and God's Will

If you're a Christian, you're joint-heirs with Christ because you've been adopted into His family. This all means you're in His will, which also means He directs your steps!

Jeremiah 29:11 says, "I know the thoughts I think toward you says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end!"

This Scripture tells us we need to seek God's will for our lives... seek what He wants! When we're doing what we're anointed to do, we'll experience success!

When we seek our own thing we'll fail miserably, for Jeremiah 17:5 says, "Cursed is the one that trusts in man!" Whatever does not begin with God will certainly end in failure!

When you're merely seeking after what you want, and not what God wants, you're in the flesh, which is sin! And we know sin separates us from God. Again, remember Jeremiah 17:5, "Cursed is the one that trusts in man" (the word "Man" means flesh, or one's self)!

God wants a relationship with us more than anything else. He wants our heart, and it grieves Him when we chase after selfish things instead of Him. Matthew 6:33 says, "Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you!"

3. Why The Secret Works for Everyone

The Law of Attraction is a Godly principle. It's just that the wordly teaching of it is not Godly.

Because The Law of Attraction is a Godly principle, it will work for everyone, whether they have faith in Christ or not. It's a universal law containing Godly principles. It's just that the teachers of the Secret have distorted the biblical references by leaving God out of the equation.

I'm sure you've noticed, non-Christian people can achieve great success in their chosen endeavors just as Christians can. Why? Because they're practicing Godly principles. They just don't realize it.

Just like the Law of Gravity is always working, so is the Law of Attraction! The Law of Attraction largely determines what we get out of life. It has been working FOR, and AGAINST us since we were born.

The Law of Attraction basically says, "What you think about the most becomes your reality," or "Thoughts become things!"

So, if you ARE, or ARE NOT getting the things you really and truly desire out of life, I challenge you to consider what you're thinking about most of the time! What you think about most flows out of your life! Proverbs 4:23 says, "Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life."

If you read my newsletter every week, and I'm sure you do, right? You know I write a lot about how important your thinking is!

What is "thinking?" It's a manner of faith! Jesus said, "According to your faith be it unto you" (Matthew 9:29), and Proverbs 23:7 tells us, "As a man thinks, so is he!"


Jeremiah 17:7 says, "Blessed is the one that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is!"

It's a sad thing for a believer to lose his or her peace! It's only when we trust Him, is when we have perfect peace... and it's when we begin to trust in ourselves is when we lose it. Once peace is gone, nothing will work.

This is why the teachers of The Secret are so dangerous... by leaving out God's will, they suggest we ought to trust in ourselves to get the things we want.

A Christian should use the Law of Attraction to glorify God in his or her life, not merely to obtain selfish ambitions.

By seeking His will, knowing what He wants from us, and then trusting Him to help us as we keep focused on that very thing, we'll put ourselves in a position to receive.

Now, since we've clarified that The Secret, or The Law of Attraction is real, understanding it thoroughly is another thing. Truly understanding it with a Christian perspective is even more vital if you've been saved, because now you've become His, and you must stay within His will!

So think about Jesus' words, "All things are possible to him who believes" (Mark 9:23)! All things means just that... all things... good and bad!

If you are, or are not, getting the things you really and truly believe God wants for you in your life, I challenge you to consider what you're thinking about most of the time!

The teachers of "The Secret" say that The Law of Attraction means "Thoughts become things." But, in reality, the Law of Attraction actually means, "What we think about most flows out of our lives!" We find this truth in Proverbs 4:23, "Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life."
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Daniel N. Brown is a teacher of biblical success principles! Get his Free Special Report, "Christian Prosperity Secrets" when you subscribe to his Free "Prosperous Christian" e-Letter...
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