There is a new term in the world called "manifesting." It is a practice that involves using one's thoughts and emotions to attract desired outcomes into one's life. Many people are following this practice, and it is easy to see why. Manifesting promises a quick and easy way to get what we want, whether it is a new job, a new relationship, or a new car.
However, there is a problem with manifesting. It is based on the belief that we have the power to create our own reality. This belief is contradicted by the Bible, which teaches that God is the creator of all things.
The Bible also teaches that we should pray for our needs and desires. Prayer is not about trying to manipulate God into giving us what we want. It is about humbly submitting to God's will and asking for His guidance and blessing.
When we manifest, we are essentially saying to God, "I don't need you. I can create my own reality." This is a dangerous and prideful attitude.
The Bible warns us against pride. It says that "pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18).
So, why do so many people fall for manifesting? Dr. GreGory believes it is because it's a seductive message. It tells us that we can have anything we want, as long as we believe in ourselves and visualize it.
However, manifesting is a false promise. It cannot deliver on its promises. Only God can give us what we truly need and desire.
If you are struggling with the temptation to manifest, Pastor encouraged us to turn to the Bible. Read about God's love and His promises to you. Then, pray about your needs and desires. Trust that God knows what is best for you and that He will provide for you.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).