From the Pulpit: Have faith to get what you desire
“Be not, therefore, like them: for your Father knows what things you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8) When you understand the Law of Attraction and practice it in
“Be not, therefore, like them: for your Father knows what things you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)
When you understand the Law of Attraction and practice it in faith, you begin to experience a near magical world around God. Like someone with a magic wand, he or she attracts the conditions they desire. Nothing is impossible. That is why I thought it wise to contemplate on God’s word as told in Matthew 6.
If you read carefully, you will understand that your Father in heaven not only knows the things you desire, but He also wishes for you to have and enjoy them. Even as Jesus taught you to ask the Father for “our daily bread ” (Matthew: 6:11), He cautions us that the Father already knows that we need that bread.
The law of Attraction says that “like attracts like.” This is the opposite of the law of nature called the Law of Opposites. For believers, kindness attracts kindness, a prosperous attitude attracts prosperity and a positive mind attracts good things in life. The so-called miracle workers even in our churches rely on nothing else other than this law. It says: “what the mind of man conceives and believes, it can achieve”. When you have faith, and when your mind is so attuned to believe the impossible, then the impossible becomes possible.
I will tell you just two instances of how this has worked in my life. There is a certain make of car I like. I have told myself for two years now that that is the car I want. Within the cause of those two years I have had money that could have bought me a good car, but not enough to buy my dream car. I have had to endure a lot of questions from my friends and colleagues who cannot understand why I do not drive and yet I can afford to. But I knew that buying any other car would deny me the chance to get my car – it would occupy the parking reserved for the dream car, both physically and mentally. I hang on, waiting and expecting my car.
Some time in April, I told myself that I wanted to get a promotion. I did not want just any promotion but I had in mind the position I wanted to occupy. I then started working as if I already had that position. I even bought some new pants and shirts to really look that position. Then in June, another company called me with a job offer. A really enviable one! But when I told my manager that I had been offered a job somewhere else, he told me: “Hey no. You see, we have this position I want you to take… actually now that we are talking about it, I’m going to tell HR to give you the promotion letter.”
That letter came with exactly the same title I wanted. It came with some good money too but even better, I was given a car allowance and an opportunity to own my dream car. I am now shopping for it. What you want brother and sister is already yours. You just need to believe and expect it. Some things take longer to come, like my dream car, but if you refuse to comprise, if you refuse to listen to all the noise around you (like my friends telling me to buy a small car as I wait for the bigger one); if you hold on to your dreams even when it appears like the glue that holds them together is melting under the scotching sun, my friend you will get your reward. And the reason is simple: “Your father in heaven already knows that you need these things.” But sometimes, like Abraham, the promise is fulfilled after great temptations.
Jesus reminds us again in Mathew 6:26: “Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much better than they? Then he says in Matthew 6:30-32: “If God then clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not clothe you much more, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not worry about what you will eat or clothe in… for Gentiles too worry about these things; for your heavenly father knows that you need these things.”
Finally, when you ask God to let His Kingdom (goodness, wealth, success, health etc) come on your earth, do not worry about how this will happen. The Law of Attraction does not require you to attract only the things you think you can afford. No, it tells you that in faith everything is possible and that nothing is impossible with God. Some people see their neighbour getting wealthy, for instance, and begin spreading rumours that the neighbour has become a devil worshipper; or that he sold his brother or sister or even child to the devil in exchange for his wealth. Some see a woman succeeding in business and instead of seeing the hand of God in it say that the woman must have visited a witchdoctor.
And yet the devil has nothing, unless he steals. Brethren, it is possible to have the good life here on earth and still get to heaven. It is possible, if you believe, to achieve all your goals. For isn’t that the reason Jesus has asked us in Matthew 6:33 to: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be given to you.” Yes, they shall be given to us on this earth.
By Christopher Maina