The process of manifesting is the act of bringing something into being. This is referred to as the law of attraction, and it is the belief that positive or negative thoughts attract positive or bad events into one’s life.
It posits that thoughts are energy and that energy, as a result of the universe’s magnetic structure, may attract like energies to itself.
Manifesting is inspired by several different intellectual traditions, including Hermeticism, specific biblical passages, Hinduism, and New England transcendentalism.
The core premise is that everything you focus on, whether good or bad, draws you and vests you with power. In your life, you have the potential to create things.
The hypothesis omits the fact that God created everything (Genesis 1), including you while you were still in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14). Everything in heaven and on earth was created through and for Him (Colossians 1:16).
Let’s take a closer look at the Bible and what it teaches us about manifestation.
Manifestation In The Bible
Some Christians may believe that manifestation is accepted by God as some of the practice has been inspired by selected verses from the bible.
However, what is happening is that a Christian may pray for something, be it the health of friends and family, or the want of an item that will greatly help them in life, and when that prayer is answered, they get this confused with manifestation.
Here are some truths of manifestation that are just God’s will and judgment.
God Answers Prayers
“We are confident that He hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases Him. Since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for” – 1 John 5:14-15
God Gives US Gifts
“Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow” – James 1:17.
It Is Good To Count Your Blessings
“Let all that you are praise the Lord; may you never forget the good things He does for you” – Psalm 103:2
It Is Good To Have Positive Thoughts
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise” – Philippians 4:8.
Having A good Vision Or Path For Your Life Is Ok
“God knows the plans He has for you. They are plans for good, not disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11.
These are all great gems of biblical knowledge. They tell you that you should control your thoughts, particularly those that are negative and replace them with as many positive ones as possible.
This does not mean, however, that you can cause events to occur just by thinking about them. You can, though, ask for God’s intervention on your behalf.
Is Manifesting A Sin?
Conviction in the law of attraction, or the capacity to manifest one’s desires, leads to the belief that you are your god. Manifestation is the process through which you create your reality. However, what about God’s sovereignty?
There are several passages in the bible that directly oppose the thoughts behind manifestation. “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” (Proverbs 16:9) and “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21) are just two of these kinds of verses.
Your actions reflect who is in charge—you or God. When we endeavor to be equal to God, we commit the sin of manifestation.
To complete a goal that you are trying to bring into being, the law of attraction typically makes use of meditation and mantras. Mantra is a Hindu word that also refers to a magical invocation formula.
The act of invocation is a request for aid. If you’re tempted to do so, consider the source of your aid.
There are only two possibilities for “assistance”—God or the opponent. There are two competing forces of strength in this universe: good and evil. There is no room for compromise.
Manifesting pushes you to go so far as to seek to be the god of your own life—to obtain what you want when you want it.
Looking at all of this, it is clear that manifestation would be considered a sin in the eyes of the Lord. It is his will that should guide you, not your own, and when you need help, it is him you should turn to, not to the “universe”.
Placing Emphasis On God
It’s beneficial to have life goals so that you have something to aim towards. Additionally, it helps to have some inspirational symbols to remind you to remain strong and never surrender.
This, however, is far away from perceiving, focussing on, and creating anything.
According to the rules of manifestation and attraction, if you concentrate strongly on something, you will materialize it. You’re relying totally on your wants. The focus is firmly on you, not on God.
Always choose modesty. Then you may prioritize God’s kingdom first, and then add the other things you desire.
Prayer implores God to offer me knowledge on whether what you seek or want is helpful to you. If your first thought upon obtaining anything is, “I did that!” you’re probably attempting to materialize something.
If, on the other hand, your instant emotion is “Thank you, God!” you are most likely praying humbly.
Manifestation itself is considered a sin, however, if you have found yourself accidentally doing this then that is understandable given that some of this practice was taken from scripture.
The problem is that scripture has been manipulated to fit specific needs or purposes.
As with all sin, God will forgive you so long as you are truly sorry and you repent. Praying for his forgiveness for your mistakes, and asking for help and guidance in the future is the best way to rectify your actions.