The Law of Attraction: A Christian Perspective

Andrew Freed September 4, 2013 6
The Law of Attraction: A Christian Perspective

OK, so you can’t talk about personal growth, being successful, or coaching without eventually talking about the Law of Attraction.  In this post I want to look at it from a Christian point of view.  Like it or not, it is a time tested spiritual law that is working in your life.

 

Don’t Struggle, Understand!

Many Christians struggle with the principle because it’s a worldly philosophy, or they disregard it altogether because the majority of the church is silent about it.  Yes I know you can’t find it in the bible specifically, but you can’t find the law of gravity in the bible either and we fully accept it.  To ease the struggle you must seek to understand exactly what the law of attraction is and how it works.  It really isn’t a secret.

 

Proper Perspective

The proper perspective for Christians to have of the Law of Attraction is that it is a spiritual law – nothing more, nothing less.  It has no moral affiliation.  It is not a religion, a cult, or a money making scheme.  Like the Law of Association, Law of Sowing and Reaping, and the Law of Sin if you learn how to operate in it your life will be the better.

 

Laws are Impartial  

They work for whoever will work them, and usually against whoever will not!   We should see the Law of Attraction as another tool that God has given us to fulfill His will on this earth and in our life.

 

Christians should have the mindset of being spiritual lawyers.  

Just like an Attorney will study the laws of the court, and a Scientist will study the Laws of Physics, we should seek to understand the concepts of every spiritual law as it relates to the Word.  We should also be able to recognize them in action and articulate them clearly.

 

Jesus said “The sons of this world are wiser in their generation than the sons of light.” (Luke 16:8)  That means that the world has a better understanding and application of spiritual principles than most Christians do.  As a result, many of them are living the life of wealth and prosperity that God has intended for His people.

 

Recognize the New Age Influence

Because the Law of Attraction is promoted so heavily by New Age religions and worldly philosophies, there is a danger that you should be aware of.  In your quest for understanding, it is inevitable that you will run into teachings that are contrary to the Word.  Satan will twist the Word and worldly concepts to sow seeds of deception and doubt in the believer.

Keep your heart guarded by maintaining the following 3 principles:

1) Jesus is Lord and there is no other.

I know I just said this in a previous post, but it bears repeating.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is not a self help gospel.  His commands and warnings are not suggestions to be adhered to if desired.  You must keep the Word first and submit everything else to it.  That will include making sacrifices for His kingdom, abstaining from sin, and preaching the gospel.

2) God is our only source.

We don’t receive from the universe nor ask it to provide for us.  The scriptures tell us that “… Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)  For the believer, the wisdom of God is inside us and is drawn out of us by His Spirit, not given to us by the universe – His creation.

3) The Law of Attraction is a Tool.

Faith uses the Law of Attraction to bring to us those desires that God puts in our hearts.  Likewise greed uses it to bring what Satan has put in our heart about money.  Lust uses it to bring what is in our hearts about sex, etc..  You get the picture.  Your job is to learn how to use the tool properly.

You should be intentional about what you put in your mind and heart because aware of it or not, it most likely activates the law of attraction.

 

I’m Andrew Freed and you are an Overcomer In Christ.



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6 Comments »

  1. Carolina May 28, 2014 at 5:51 PM - Reply

    HEllo!
    I have a specific question about the law of attraction. Every day I pray that God would keep me from attracting what I fear. Although this gives me comfort, at the same time it has begun to drive me crazy because then I fear that if I don’t pray this, that then I’ll attract if. Any thought on this would be helpful.

    Thanks!

    • Andrew Freed May 31, 2014 at 9:08 PM - Reply

      Hi Carolina,

      By your prayers and constant fear, you are activating the law of attraction. God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound (self disciplined) mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) You must discipline your mind not to think of your fears, but on the love of God

      When I am gripped by any negative thought, I follow the advice given in Philippians 4:8

      And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

      Carolina I’m praying for you.

      Andrew

  2. matthew August 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    Interesting read… will be sharing on my website.
    Thank you

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