Prayer v. Manifestation

Hey Queens!

My apologies for not posting last week. I wasn’t feeling well. But, I’m back and I’m better (Bryson Tiller voice) LOL. Anyways, today’s post is about prayer v. manifestation.

Photo courtesy of DNA India

Photo courtesy of DNA India

I’ve been seeing so many posts about manifestation and to keep it real it’s starting to upset me. Hear me out… I understand that everyone does not believe in God or in prayer, but the posts I’ve been seeing about manifestation make it seem like anything you wish for happens. As a Christian, I just can’t get into it. I don’t believe that I control everything in my life. I believe that everything that happens in my life, happens for a reason and is all a part of God’s plan. I do agree that speaking affirmations and putting positive energy out does draw the same energy back, but I don’t agree that just by saying “I’m going to have $1 million by the end of 2019,” it will happen. I believe that if I work hard and also if it is in God’s will for me to make that amount of money, then it will happen.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in creating goals, but to be honest, manifestation is literally what the Bible says when it explains the power of the tongue. You can either speak life or death over your life. For example, if you’re a negative person and only spew out negativity, your life is going to continue to be miserable. Of course God will still bless you because that’s just how gracious and merciful He is, but the opportunities that could have aligned with you might not because of your attitude.

In my opinion, this manifestation uproar can be dangerous because it allows people to think that they are controlling their blessings. My blessings come from God himself. If I pray for something, it doesn’t happen because of me. It happens because of God. Yes, I might put in the work to meet God, but he allows the blessings to flow in my life. And most of these manifestation posts and videos are about material things anyways. So now people are thinking that if they speak it and are “good” people, they will automatically receive a new BMW or a new house. The whole point of this blog post is to remind people that God is still in control. Do not think so highly of yourself that you think you’re a genie in a bottle granting your own wishes. God allowed those opportunities, that man, that new job, etc. to come into your life, so thank Him for it!

What are your thoughts?