If you know me, then you know that I love a vision board! I’ve been doing them since 2008 and I can tell you, THEY WORK!! It’s not some hokey kind of thing. Vision boards are Scriptural.
Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” (Habakkuk 2:2-3)
Pause on that Scripture for just a moment. “The vision is yet for the appointed time.” So it may not be immediate. It happens when it’s supposed to happen. “It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail.” IT WILL NOT FAIL! You can rejoice in knowing that your visions will come to pass. “Though it tarries, wait for it.” Be patient. Stand strong as you wait for your visions, dreams, goals to manifest. Why? Because the Scripture gives us a promise if we wait. “For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” There’s your promise. And though it may seem late to you, it’s actually on time. I say constantly, that we must Establish Within Ourselves That God Cannot Lie. And if I believe that truth, then I believe Habakkuk 2:2-3. And I can “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets.” And know that if I’m patient, then what I desire shall come to pass. God honors His Word. He says His Living Word will never return to Him empty, but will accomplish what He pleases and prosper in the place where He sent it.
Now, that we’ve settled that there is God’s Power behind your board, let me tell you why I love them so much.
Vision Boards Help Me Focus. I have a lot of thoughts that run through my head. If I try and do them all, I’d probably do nothing. But when I’m creating a vision board, the things that are most important to me will subconsciously rise to the top.
Vision Boards Help Me Stretch My Thinking. There are times when I’ll want to place something on my board, and the negative self-talk inside of me will tell me, “Monica, you can’t do that. You can’t have that.” But since it’s my board, no one has to see it. So I put it on there anyway. And what happens, is that as time goes on, I’ll start to see things on my board manifest. And I draw strength from that. And then I expand. It becomes easier for me to put things on there that are out of reach on my own power. But with God, all things are possible.
I was on a Steve Harvey, Act Like A Success call. (Side note: these calls were awesome and are available on replay, clickhere if you want to listen. Or to join their Facebook Group, click here. If you’re ready to take your life to the next level, then you don’t want to miss the gems of knowledge that are available on these calls and in this group. They seriously upgraded my life over the last 30 days.) Anyway, on the call, Steve listed the names of individuals who have vision boards: Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Magic Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson. He said he has his vision board on all of his electronic devices so it remains in his face. He said he makes his dreams so big that failure is not an option. Going backwards is not an option. And it’s only achievable through God. I love that! And I believe that!!
So maybe you’re interested in creating your own, but you don’t know where to start.
Here are my 4 suggestions. Use what works and discard the rest.
Start With Prayer – Pray over your vision board. Before you pick up the first magazine, ask God to direct you. I promise you, He’ll be all over the board if you let Him.
Flip Through Magazines & Tear Out Whatever Catches Your Eye – Nowadays, you can do a digital vision board and that is fantastic for some people. For me, though, I enjoy the entire process of sitting on the floor, surrounded by magazines, scissors, glue, tape, embellishments, and a big ol’ poster board. It makes me feel like a kid again. I love it! So I’m old school. But the same concept applies if you create a digital board. Just flip through and, without thinking, tear out anything that catches your eye. Then when you look at what you’ve torn out, you’ll see themes emerging. You may not consciously be aware of what you want, but your subconscious knows.
Know Your Intent – What is the intent behind what you set as a goal? Maybe it’s something noble, like you want to send 5 kids to college, so they can have a better start at a successful life. One of my goals was a little less noble. Growing up in my neighborhood, I thought there were certain things that were out of my reach. Like vacationing in certain places. So my vision boards always include travel. And I’ve been to some amazing places and had some phenomenal experiences. When I was ready to be married, I did a vision board dedicated solely to marriage. I met my, now, husband a year later. That particular vision board, I kept in a place for my eyes only. I didn’t want him to see it and go out to his car because he “forgot something” and never come back! LOL But he was everything I put on my board. And now I have a board for us a couple. As a team.
Have Fun With It! – Enjoy the process of creating a vision for your life! I’ve hosted vision board parties and we have a great time.
Be encouraged. You may be in an environment where you are the only one who wants to do something like this. And that’s okay. it’s actually pretty normal. Do it for yourself. Every successful person has to have some form of keeping their vision in front of them. It might not be a “vision board”, but it’s something!
Be Blessed & Have A Fantastic Day!
-I am not a minister, preacher, evangelist, etc. I’m just a woman who has a heart for God.