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A unique tool that yields major results in securing your goals is called vision boarding. It is an effective way to successfully move forward. Ask any millennial about vision boarding, and they will show you their vision board on a smartphone.
A vision board is a collage of images of your goals and dreams, enhanced by emotionally-charged words that affirm and motivate your behaviour towards acquiring those very things.
Interestingly, vision is found in two places: our eyes and our heart. With our eyes, vision is limited to what we can see in the natural. However, with our heart, we are unlimited in our imagination, thereby tapping into God’s inexhaustible resources. In other words, vision boards are the conduit that manifests your dreams into reality.
The Scriptures tell us to fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal; meaning, the invisible world is the storehouse for life’s treasures and more permanent than what you see with your eyes (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Vision boards also serve as protection against distractions, because it is a laser-focused instrument for what you are planning to achieve. As you continually meditate with positive emotions, the images and words you have selected will guard your mind and attract the things you desire.
Proverbs 29:18 says: ‘Where there is no vision (no revelation of God and His Word), the people are unrestrained; but happy and blessed is he who keeps the law (Word of God).’ People without a vision tend to chase pipedreams, going from one scheme to the other. But those who have a vision from God endure to the end.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: ‘The Lord knows the plans He has for you (and your family).’ However, His plans must be conveyed to you when you ‘acknowledge Him in all of your ways, He will direct your path’ (Proverbs 3:6). The Lord will give you (1) revelation from the Word; (2) a rhema word in His presence; (3) a prophetic utterance from a prophet, and/or (4) a dream or vision.
For the sake of this discussion, vision is defined as a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation. This is not a new process. God gave Noah an instruction to build an ark that saved his family. Noah’s family was chosen to replenish the earth after the Great Flood.
Joseph had a dream wherein his brothers bowed before him. God selected Joseph to save many families, namely His family, the nation of Israel.
In Genesis 12, we find God speaking with Abram to relocate to Canaan, a land that would be given to his descendants. God declared that through Abram all the families of the earth would be blessed.
“You have given me no children,” Abram responded in Genesis 15:3. “So a servant in my household will be my heir.” And God said: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said: “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.”
God converted the sky into a vision board. Every time Abram (an old man with a barren wife) looked at the stars, he was renewed in his mind to believe he indeed was the father of many descendants.
Simply put, God gives vision for your family. Except the Lord builds the house or family, they labour in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1). There is no way of fuelling a Christ-centered vision if God is not involved. “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou know not” (Jeremiah 33:3).
Constructing a vision board is an easy task. Once you have the vision, you will need cardstock, scissors, glue, images and words to create the vision board for your family. Clip images and words that reflect your goals and dreams from magazines, or print images and words from Pinterest. Design your board in a way that inspires and promotes positive emotions. Hang your vision board for all the family to see and meditate on daily.
Stay driven towards your goals and dreams. By the end of this year, the vision for your family will be seen.
Marnita Coleman is an author and host of The Marnita Show, a parenting show aired daily across the globe. For more parenting ideas, log onto TheMarnitaShow.com.