The cause of effects are your thoughts.
In other words, the outer world will always be the final outcome that was first created within your mind. The cause is within you; therefore the effect is outside of you. In order to change the effects of your life, you first need to change their cause.
The key principle is that your thoughts achieve their greatest potential when they are focused on God. This is why Jesus Christ said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God (the ‘Ultimate Cause’) and everything else (the ‘effects’ you desire) will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). A leap in consciousness takes place when you realize that your thoughts really do become things!