What is a Vision Board?
Is God speaking to you in dreams and visions? Is He giving you inspirations and instructions? Write them down!
For each one of us, God has prepared amazing things. He gives us vision to reveal His plan for our future. When He gives us these revelations thru visions, He refocuses our eyes to our future. So, it is very important for us to write down our vision as God has given them to us. With this, a vision board is a good tool to remind us of these dreams and visions.
If it is your first time to hear the term: vision board, well, a vision board is a visual and written representation of your hopes, dreams, goals, and God’s promises for your future.
A vision shows you a mental picture of your future. It makes you imagine and dream the possibilities and the good things that God has laid out for you . As you imagine, you will have the ideas on how to do things that will change your destiny and conform with the plan that God has for you even before you were born.
After Lot had gone, the Lord said to Abram, “Look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west. I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants as a permanent possession. Genesis 13:14-15
Just like Abraham, vision can move you. How far can you see, determines how far you can go in life. Vision operates in imageries. It gives you a glimpse and direction towards your future. As they always say, your feet can’t take you where your mind hasn’t been. So it is always important to take time everyday of your life to seek God and ask Him to show you His will for your life. He is your creator, He has the master plan for your life.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
What to Include in Your Vision Board?
Your vision board should contain all your desires, goals and affirmations in all areas of your lives like faith, family, money, work, health, business etc.
As He promised in His Word, I always believe that if God has given us the desire for these things because they are part of His plan for our lives, He will also give us the power and ability to achieve them.
As for our experience as a family, we witnessed a lot of goals and promises of God in our vision board that came to pass. This strengthens and builds our faith in God because even our children can see and experience the faithfulness of God in our lives, that He is true to all His promises. They get to know God not only for what He does but for His character, for who He is. He is a loving, good and faithful God. We are always grateful and we will always remember all the things that He has done for us as a family and we know that He can do it again and again because that’s who He is.
Why Do You Need a Vision Board?
A vision board can give you visualization of the future that God has prepared for you.
For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
Knowing this, you can direct your focus on the things that truly matter to you, the things that can please God. This can build the hope and excitement in your heart that you will be excited to wakeup everyday so you can start doing something that will contribute to the realizations of your dreams and goals.
Vision dictates your activities and changes your destiny. Remember that everything that is uphold in your mind will eventually unfold in your life.
Truly, it has helped our family live a focused and intentional life because we know exactly what we are striving for, and we can look back on all the promises He has fulfilled for us.
Where Should You Place Your Vision Board?
You should place it where you can see it often so you will not forget it.
As for our family, we placed our vision board inside our room so that when we wake up or before we go to sleep, we can see it and pray for all our dreams and goals .
Some are using digital vision boards but we are using the physical vision board (cork board).
Below is a sample on how to create one.
How to create a vision board?
- Seek God and pray. If you want to know the things in the future, ask the One who holds the future in His hand. Spend time with God and ask Him about the things he planned for you. Tell Him about the desires of your heart. He is also the One who placed them there. So if your desires are in accordance with the will of God, it is always a Yes and Amen. So how do you see your life 1 year, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years from now? Write them down!
- Print or collect pictures and God’s promises as visual representations of your dreams and goals of all the areas of your life and stick them on the board. We are using a cork board but it is up to you what you would like to use. The best part is , you can always be creative.
3. Put the board in a place where you can see it often so you will never forget about your dreams and goals and you can always pray for them to come to pass. Remember, whatever holds your focus is what you see in your future.
With these tips you can start to create your very own vision board. I pray that God will grant the desires of your heart as you delight yourself in His eyes.
That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”- 1 Corinthians 2:9
May your dreams come true.