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The Laws of Attraction Vs Faith: Is There a Difference?
An Inner Struggle
I recently came upon an inner struggle within myself, and found myself thinking, why does this always happen to me. When suddenly I recognized my train of thought as to be negative and that was why my situations always turn out the same. I recognized the Laws of Attraction theory that I was knowledgeable of. Being a Christian, I felt almost guilt as to following a scientific method of energies, when I knew I should be turning to God for help. So I sat down and broke down the two concepts, and found that there is no difference; only labels.
The Laws of Attraction
(Quantum Physics) It is translated as the use of energy to bring about what you want to you. By sending out positive or negative energies throughout the universe, or the cosmos, to attract that of the same result. It is a three step process; Ask, Believe, Receive.
As that saying goes, “Attitude is everything.” If you maintain a positive attitude and are always optimistic, then you are sending unwavering positive energies throughout the universe to draw or attract that same positive result that you desire.
So does the same go for negative energy. If you are always unhappy and pessimistic about life, don't expect for it to change much. If you are always dwelling on a problem, or constantly asking your self “Why doe this always happen to me?” then you are sending out those negative vibes out into the universe, and therefore, attracting those same negative results. Because you see yourself always in that situation; you will be.
To believe that something will come about through God. To believe with out a doubt that what ever your heart truly desires will come to pass by the power of God. Here are some scriptures that touch on faith.
Matthew 7:7-8-(NIV) Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matthew 21:22-(NIV) And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Energies sent must be accompanied by coinciding actions
Laws of Attraction: If you are sending the mental vibes to receive a desirable out come, but you don't change what you do, so that you may allow your self to receive your desired results, then you are contradicting your desires. Actions speaks louder than words.
Sending out the desired attraction will only attract the situations which enable you create your desired results by the choices you make, within that situation.
Faith: James 2:17- (NIV):“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
James 2:14-18-(ESV): “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
By having faith in God that you will get your desired result, without doing what you need to do to receive the results is contradicting.
Three Step Process:
Ask: Now that you know specifically what you want, ask for it. Whether you make it a verbal statement, or asking through Prayer. The power of positive conviction.
Believe: Believe without a sliver of doubt that you will get what it is that you desire. Aside from just believing, change your actions to mirror what you want. You don't want your actions to contradict what you are sending out.
Receive: Be open to receiving what you asked for. Keep an open mind. Make it work for you. You cannot place limitations on what you receive. Be thankful that you got what you wanted.
So what is the difference?
There is no difference between the Laws of Attraction and Faith other than their origins. The Laws of Attraction is a scientific approach, as where Faith is a religious concept. Both have said the same thing, its only a matter of one's belief structure and what works for them.