Wednesday, November 16, 2011
What's on your refrigerator?
Many motivational gurus teach you to make a mess of your refrigerator door by taping on it pictures of all the things you want.
These motivational gurus tell you to visualize things that you want, then cut out pictures of these things and post them all over your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, in your car, around your home and office ... various places where you can see them regularly.
Pictures of houses, cars, boats, vacations, clothes, electronics ... things.
So you will feed your desire for these things.
So you will feed your envy of those who have these things enough that you will make it your desire to pursue these things.
And, of course, the false "Law of Attraction" teaches you to visualize and focus on these things so that the "universe" will attract them to you.
What really is happening is you're being taught to envy sinners.
You're being taught to have a desire for the things of this world, and so instill them in your mind and emotions that you seek them with a priority. You make little "idols" by posting their images where you can "worship" them by elevating their value in your life.
This is what is taught as a means to success. "It's just good, successful goal-setting," is the excuse. Here is what Proverbs 23:17 says with great simplicity:
"Don’t envy sinners ..."
And then the same verse provides direction for what we should do:
"Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord."
The next verse provides real motivation for people looking for motivation:
"You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed," Proverbs 23:18.
The simple lesson: Be careful of who you allow to motivate you, and want you long for.