Law of Attraction
<<power of positive thinking>>
This is the belief that positive or negative thoughts have the ability to bring positive or negative experiences into a person's life. It’s assumption is that negative thoughts attract negative things, and by consistently thinking positive thoughts we can determine our own destiny and be who we want to be and have everything we want to have. There is an element of truth in this self-help concept but it has been expanded to unbiblical extremes, by failing to acknowledge God in any way. It is a humanistic attempt to achieve wholeness by personal control of our destiny. It buys into the lie Satan told Adam and Eve – ‘You do not need God, you can be God’ (Gen 3:5). As believers we should have a deepening relationship with Him – by “Delighting yourself in the Lord”, submitting to His plans and purposes for your life (Ps 37:4; Prov 3:5,6).
Due to how God designed our bodies, it is a medical fact that stress and worry are detrimental to the body, while joy and peace aid in the body’s healing together with a positive optomistic attiude enhancing mental health and well being. This confirms the Bible’s teaching that our thoughts and feelings do have an impact on our physical well-being – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Ps 32:3; Prov 15:30, 17:22).
Additionally, the Bible instructs us to think about the wholesome things of life and not fill our minds with the negative, destructive junk (Phil 4:8). The effect of this healthy mind-set is that we will be more aware and appreciative of the good around us.
See also: bond/bonding, mind, positive mental
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction. It’s a belief system that teaches people that they can attract whatever they believe in. A positive statement or thought will attract a positive reaction, and vice versa. It’s a new age concept that has no basis in God’s word. Merely believing you are wealthy won’t make you wealthy. Simply believing you have the job does not automatically mean it’s yours.
Don’t get me wrong, our thoughts are powerful, and
there is psychological evidence that our thoughts do create pathways in our brain that shapes the way we react in situations, which can
eventually lead to specific results. For example, if you plan to interview for a job and keep thinking about all the ways you’ll fail, you
may actually fail. Since failure is on your mind, your body reacts by producing failure. Instead of speaking confidently to the interviewer,
you speak out of fear that they won’t choose you. Chances are, the interviewer may be able to sense your lack of confidence and decide not
to offer you the position or a second interview.
The Law of Attraction encourages people to declare whatever they want and believe that it will happen
brings people with similar traits together, they see aspects of their own personalities in others (this can be both desirable and undesirable qualities). This recognition of a parallel trait causes a protective feeling towards that person.
y, able to control our own destiny. This lie is not a secret, and it is nothing new. Satan’s primary temptation has always been to obtain knowledge and thereby to become like God, “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God—” (Genesis 3:5). Satan’s own fall from glory was this same error, “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:13-14). The message of “The Secret” is the same message that Satan used to tempt Adam and Eve into sin: “You do not need God—you can be God!” And just as Satan will fail in his quest to be God (Isaiah 14:15; Revelation 20:10), so too will all those who seek to be their own god fail: “'You are "gods" but you will die like mere men” (Psalm 82:6-7).
The true “secret” is that God is in control. God has a sovereign and perfect plan for us. The key is getting in tune with God, thereby understanding His heart and knowing His will. Rather than seeking after wealth, fame, power, and pleasure (in which there is nothing but emptiness), we are to seek a relationship with God, allowing Him to place His perfect desires in our heart and mind, conforming our feelings to His – and then granting us the desire of His, and our, hearts. “Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun” (Psalm 37:4-6).