Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
What is your vision? Do you know what you want for your future?
If you want to gain clarity on your goals and activate your imagination for your future, I suggest making a vision board.
A vision board is a clear, visual depiction of your future goals with images and words. These types of boards are based on Biblical principles not new age principles.
In Genesis 15, Abraham is wrestling with his desire to have a son as an heir and his circumstances in the natural. God speaks to Abraham and tells him that he will have a son.
Then God paints an image on the inside of Abraham. He takes him outside and says, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” - Genesis 15:5
God was placing in image before Abraham to change the image inside of Abraham.
Later in Genesis 22:16 God tells him, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.
Every time Abraham would go outside at night, he would see the stars and be reminded of God’s promise and during the day when the sand would get in between his toes he would again be reminded of God’s promise.
The stars and sand where Abraham’s vision board of what his future would hold. One day, he would be the father of many nations. Every time Abraham saw the stars and sand, he was imagining what his future would look like. He was remembering God’s promise and his faith was activated to believe what God said.
Vision boards are not magical. However, they will help you dream bigger, imagine more, and take the limits off yourself and God.
To make a vision board think of your top goals for the year and find images that depict these goals. When you look at your board you should feel inspired and motivated.
Materials you will need:
- A cork board or poster board
- Glue or pushpins
- Magazines to get pictures and words from
- Computer and printer (not necessary)
Set aside time to spend with God and to reflect on the things you want. You don’t want to rush your board. Give yourself at least an hour to work on it.
While your vision board can include long term goals, I would recommend focusing on goals that you hope to achieve in the next 1-2 years. This will keep you encouraged towards your long-term goals as you see your short-term goals come to pass.
If you go ahead and make your vision board, I would love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @sharonstark
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