I remember the first day I came across the video of The Secret.
I was preparing my final year project and I did not have a laptop. Fortunately, a good friend borrowed me his and that was how I stumbled on The Secret – right there on his desktop.
When I clicked the play button, I remember seeing a blonde lady checking through the annals of history, searching and researching for the elusive secret to all-round success in life. She consulted the fields of psychology, philosophy, and even physics.
Yes, you read that right…Physics!!!
And not just any kind of Physics, but Quantum Physics!
What amazed me the most was that she actually found answers.
She found the secret to accumulating money.
She found the secret to successful relationships.
She found the secret to good health.
Back then, I remember feeling so excited because I thought that this woman had it all together.
I mean, her tenacity and focus had paid off and she had figured out the secret to the world and the secret to life itself – all on her own!
Or had she?
Available Response, Wrong Answers
The central theme of The Secret is that everything operates under the Law Of Attraction.
In essence, you are poor because you attracted poverty into your life.
You are sick because you attracted it into your life.
You experience misfortunes because you attracted it into your life through your words, your thoughts, and action.
And if you want to have any chance of changing your life, you have to start attracting what you want.
To an extent, this is true.
After all, even the Bible says that one’s expectations will not be cut short (Proverbs 23:18).
But here’s the thing: God has ordained the whole world to operate on Principles.
Just as there are physical laws that govern our existence on this side of eternity, there are spiritual laws that govern the spiritual realm. Curiously, as much as we claim to know about our earth and the wealth of materials that are available to us, a lot of people are still in the dark concerning the realities of the spiritual realm.
We live in a generation of knowledge where our schools teach us about the physical laws of the universe, such as the laws of gravity or Newton’s laws of motion.
Yet, our institution for spiritual knowledge – the church – has clearly not caught up.
The truth remains that people are tired of the status quo and they are asking questions. Hard questions that the church is not giving answers to.
People are tired of hearing that God killed their children!
People are tired of hearing that God inflicted them with sickness to humiliate them and teach them obedience!
People are tired of hearing that money is the root of all evils!
And because there is a void that needs to be filled, some have crept in to fill up that highly marketable void – providing responses to these harsh questions.
It’s a classic case of when the available becomes desirable!
New Age Prevarications
If you have ever read or watched The Secret, you would find out a very nauseating worldview that every contributor seems more than happy to force down our throats. Every single entrepreneur, physicist, businessman, philosopher, psychologist involved with The Secret had the same devil-inspired, New Age idea.
The idea is this: There is no God!
They are comfortable to referring to vague terms like Divine Intelligence, The Infinite Mind or even…The Universe!
The Universe? What does that even mean?!
There is always going to be a clear delineation between the Creator and the created!
How can anyone with his right mind claim to talk about the secret of Success without the Originator of Success?
Little wonder Psalms 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”
The Secret then goes on to explain how you can get success with positive confessions, creative imagination of the reality you desire, as well as practicing gratitude.
If you practice these things, would you be able to have cash flow and lead the life of your dreams?
God has ordained the world to be governed by Principles. And because His name is Faithful, if you key into the principles, you would get great results – regardless of your religious background, your personality or your beliefs.
Unfortunately, the New Age movement is relentless in its singular purpose of unseating God as the center of our lives and enthroning the flesh instead!
They tell you that you are God – outside Christ!
They tell you that you have power – outside the power of Christ!
They tell you that you are the creator – outside the context of The Creator God!
The New Age movement does not want to acknowledge God in any way.
In fact, they go as far as bending and twisting scientific findings to suit and fit in with their diabolical purposes.
Why Is This Important To You?
What New Age practitioners would not tell you is that in the spiritual realm, there are evil spirits, as well as angels of light.
When you attempt to access the realm of the spirit without the covering of the Blood of Jesus, you make yourself an easy target for the enemy.
In Christ, this is impossible though, because the Bible says we, as believers, are complete in Christ, who is untouchable in a position of authority over the devil and his goons (Colossians 2:10). That is awesome!
This is why so many of the people who try to get success outside God and His Word end up afflicted one way or the other in other aspects of their lives – broken homes, disillusion with success, drug and alcohol addictions, among many others.
On the other hand, Proverbs 10:22 says,“The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.”
Am I saying that positive confessions, creative imagination, and gratitude are all wrong?
Of course not. God approves of all these things and if we want to be sincere, all these things have a richer meaning in Christ Jesus.
The Real Secret of Success
Joshua 1:8 says, ” This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Notice how the last phrase of the verse says “good success”.
The fact that there is good success implies that there is bad success.
Listen, God has your best interests at heart and He is deliberate about your life and situation.
He has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and that secret that seems to be eluding you is wrapped up in The Word!
You are going to profit with the Word – if only you would take the time to plant it into your heart and let it bring forth its fruit in its thirties, and sixties, and hundreds!!!