Do you have a vision for this year, goals you’re really wanting to achieve? One tool to help you accomplish those goals and dreams is a vision board. This week I came across this idea on the net, and I remembered a friend who had done this. I was intrigued. What is interesting about these vision boards is that many times, people who create one accomplish these things on the board within one year of doing it. Some call it “The Law of Attraction,” others say it’s positive thinking and focus. I just believe it lines up with God’s word!
Habakkuk 2:2 (The Message) says to write down the vision so that he who reads it may run with it. The Message version of that scripture says, “And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.”
It says write what you SEE. What do you see for your life? What do you WANT to see? Dream big – no limits! With God nothing, nothing, NOTHING is impossible! (Luke 1:36)
It’s interesting that this version says, “So that it can be read on the run.” Doesn’t that exactly describe today’s busy, hectic society?
Some people have a certain way they do a vision board. They put a lot of thought and time into it, taking all day to do it – first deciding what it is they really want, who they truly are, who they want to be, and then carefully proceeding so that when they make the board, those things will be drawn into their lives like a magnet.
Although a vision board will help you to slow down and think about what kind of life you desire to live, setting some concrete goals, I was far more casual with my board. I wanted to just have FUN with it and get a visual glimpse of my dreams, ambitions, and goals this year! Think of it as a creative way to capture your dreams on paper (poster board).
You can create your board in whatever way you want, taking as long or as little time as you want and need. It doesn’t require expensive equipment, and you can make it in a random or an orderly way. This is YOUR board, so let it fit YOU. It will help you to define your dreams and goals, where you want to be in the year ahead, and will help you to get there by having that vision continually in front of you.
Here is a video of how to make your vision board. Others advise not just rushing in and tearing or cutting out magazine pictures, but really thinking about what’s deep inside of you and what you want first. That might prove helpful for you, but I created mine just this morning without a lot of forethought and am very satisfied with it. It’s now sitting against the wall, where I can glance over at it from my laptop as I work. I just let the magazine pictures and words speak to my heart as I was working on it, and they even confirmed what was already in my heart to do and to be. Have fun! I’d love to hear about your vision board, so feel free to comment after this post!