All these motivational self-help videos with this law of attraction stuff are based on a very bold premise: I deserve. I am entitled to all these wonderful riches. Yes our Maker wants us to live life abundantly, and see salvation come through, but this may look very different than we imagine. Yes I may dream of stuff, but the relationship to my Maker should be the main focus, not the stuff. If you focus on the gifts, you inevitably need to avert your gaze from the giver. But SHe, your Maker, is the source and the core relationship, from which all gifts, all productivity pour out. These unsearchable
(Eph 3:8 – untraceable, boundless) riches may come in poverty and persecution. With the relationship in order, I may feel more blessed having less and seeing my life’s purpose work out, then becoming wealthier and more comfortable, but never filling this inner void. (Prov 15:17)
Our Saviour is the only true vine, and we are the branches. If we stay in him we will bear much fruit, and our live will, consequently, flourish. Now if cutting ourselves off from this vine would result in us drying up and withering, it would be very obvious that we need to get back onto the vine. This would be if there was only a true vine, one source of vitality, and nothing else. But there is another, inferior, source. The adversary works with deception. He binds us into traps by the lure of various cheap thrills, comforts, vices, possessions that only work on our egocentricity and greed. The severed branch gets hooked on a different kind of water, glucose and various chemicals perceived as nutritious. These can fire us up and drive us into insanity or excellence, but ultimately we will miss our purpose. If he drives us cleverly enough, we will either stop noticing our inner void, or belief firmer and firmer that only more possessions and comfort will fill it, and the more we’ll fail the harder we’ll try.
The purpose of life is not to enjoy it the most you can (Is 22:13; Prov 23:35; Lk 12:19; 1 Cor 15:32), the purpose of life is to connect. So dream by all means, meditate, pray, love, remain in hope onto your Maker. But don’t fall for the deceit of knowing exactly what this connection will lead you to. If you would, you’d be overwhelmed. This stuff you may be tempted to attract for yourself will turn out to be filthy crap by comparison with your true purpose.