I am always so excited around this time of the year! Of course I am excited about the Holidays but I am also excited about preparing my Vision Board for the New Year!
In 2008 while sitting in my apartment in Atlanta I was listening to Joel Osteen preach a sermon on writing down your visions and goals. The scripture from the sermon was Habakkuk 2:2-4. At that point of my life I was going through a rough time so I grabbed my journal, cried out to GOD and wrote down my desires. I stayed focused on that scripture and faithful to GOD’s will for my life. Two months later I was on a plane headed to the Middle East (one of my desires) where my life has forever been changed.
In 2010 I read about Vision Boards and as I looked more into it GOD took me back to the scripture Habakkuk 2:2-4 and I have been creating a Vision Board every since. In December 2012 I hosted my first Vision Board Social with about 15 of my girlfriends and the event surpassed my expectations. We cried, laughed and rejoiced over what GOD was going to do in the New Year!
This year I wanted to take you on this awesome journey with me! So pull out your magazines, scissors, glue and poster boards and lets get started because the New Year is fast approaching!
Just in case you are not familiar with how to do a Vision Board there are several different type of Vision Boards you can choice from.
Check them out….
The “I Know Exactly What I Want” Vision Board
Do this vision board if you are clear about your desires or if there is a specific thing you want to manifest in your life (like a new home or starting a business). Since your desires are clear search through magazines for pictures that portray your vision exactly.
The “Opening and Allowing” Vision Board
Do this vision board if you are not exactly sure what you want. You can create this vision board by going through each magazines tearing out images that speak to you. I normally do this type of Vision Board because I learn a few things about myself and my passion. Most times when you find your passion you really find your purpose.
The “Theme” Vision Board
Do this vision board if you are working with one particular area of your life. Choose pictures that are in alignment with your theme.
You can also take these same ideas and keep an on gong vision journal instead of creating an actual board. For the individuals that like to use computers for everything Pintrest is great for creating a virtual Vision Board.
Something things to remember.....
Before starting on your board spend some time seeking GOD for the vision that HE has for your life. We should always want to be in the perfect will of GOD! Romans 12:2
As you are doing your vision board it might change as you are making it and you may have a picture on your board that you may think represents one thing but it may manifest in another way. Last year my board was a mixture of knowing what I wanted and being open. On my board I placed several pictures about traveling to Kenya to do mission work with women and children. In August it looked like I wasn’t going to make it on my mission trip so I started praying and asking GOD others way I could do mission for Kenya. That is when HE gave me the idea to design a HISBlessedOne Supports Africa Tshirt and donate all the proceeds to provide the villages of Kenya with clean drinking water. Imagine if I became so focused on what my board said that I didn’t listen to the Holy Spirit.
Stay open, pray and ask GOD for discernment.
In Habakkuk 2:3 the word reminds us that the desires you put on your vision board may not come when you want it...but it will come at an appointed time. Verse 4 goes on to say....stay faithful!
I am sure the New Year will bring plenty of blessings, smiles, growth, friends and of course a closer relationship with CHRIST! I pray as you do your Vision Board that the Holy Spirit will reign down on you and guide you.
Let me know how it goes!
“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.