According to the New Age belief in the law of attraction, the order of manifesting your intentions through it is this –
1.Visualize your desires
2.Let go of your attachment to your desires
3.Receive your desires
Hence, if you want to manifest money, you have to visualize clearly how much money you want and when you need that amount of money. You also have to hold positive thoughts about that money and avoid any worries or negative thoughts that may cancel out the desire you projected to the Universe. This Universe is an impersonal force that you can command with your thoughts, so everything must come from the mind, your mind.
God on the other hand, who is a personal force (as distinguished from the Universe), has His own version of the law of attraction, which to my mind is simpler and a lot easier to follow. It goes like this:
“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
There is only one step that is asked of us – to seek God’s Kingdom. It’s as simple as that! In return, all these things shall be added unto you.
God will provide you with everything you need in order to fulfill your life purpose. He’s the One who will be taking care of everything else! God can do this because He is not a mere impersonal force, but a personality that moves, that thinks, that creates, and that pursues us always because He is the first mover of the Universe, and the Source of all.
But that’s not the best part of it. The best part is that providing for our daily needs is just an “add-on”. When we’ve already found God’s Kingdom, we’d have found the most important thing!
This gives us the correct perspective in life, and allows us to focus only on the most important goal as we cannot serve two masters at the same time.
Wealth creation is not bad. In fact, God knows how badly we need it, and even promises He will Himself take care of it. What’s bad is when we focus on wealth alone and forget everything else, or when we make it as our utmost priority in life or believe that when we don’t have it, we have nothing left.
“For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and yet loses his own soul?”
I am not saying that those who make use of the law of attraction seek only material wealth. Some seek better relationships, some the realization of their life dreams. But even these pale in comparison to God’s Kingdom, which is God’s Love itself, the greatest good and joy we could ever have. Let not your hearts be troubled. Seek Him first, and everything else shall be added unto you!
22Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.