This post is all about how to create an effective Christian Vision Board.
Hey Friends! I am super super excited about this post because it is something that I hold very dear to me!!
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Are Christian Vision Boards New Age or Biblical?
I totally have to address this because people believe that vision boards are rooted in New Age beliefs.
I totally understand the concern of these people because New Age beliefs have permeated into the church. In fact, some churches sometimes incorporate New Age Beliefs into the development training of the church members.
One common New Age belief that has permeated is the use of the enneagram. This is something that I can touch on in a future post, but I tell you, from my in-depth research and study, it is definitely New Age!
Another principle is the law of attraction or “manifesting.” The truth is, these beliefs mimic or copy what God, our Creator, has already done for us. They distort, corrupt, and imitate what God had already placed for us in His word. Sometimes it looks sooo good; it can easily pass as biblical doctrine.
So, I know what you are probably asking…what does the Bible tell us about vision?
Scripture and Verses about Christian Vision Boards
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish:
Habakkuk 2:2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
I want to go into more detail with this, but instead, I want to share this video that I have watched so many times.
If you are new to my blog, I want to tell you that Terri Savelle Foy Ministries has hugely impacted my life.
In this video, Terri also summarizes this very well. Watch, you will be totally blessed.
3 Steps to Creating a Compelling Vision Board
These are the steps that I took to create a vision board that has been super super effective.
1. Vision Mapping
Vision mapping is when you take the time to brainstorm and dump all the information onto a piece of paper.
This is something that I did for one year when starting the process of creating my vision board. I really wanted to make sure that I was hearing God in my vision board pursuit. I didn’t want my vision to be tied to fleshly desires or Goals. Instead, I wanted it to be aligned to God’s will and purpose in my life.
I think one year is a bit long; you can do this vision mapping in a few days or a few months, as the spirit leads.
Questions you can ask yourself when doing this mapping is:
- Where do I see myself in 1-5, 10 years?
- What do I want to be written on my tombstone or my obituary?
- What platform is best suited to deliver my message, i.e., Facebook, Instagram, Youtube?
- What tools do I need to execute my desires, i.e., camera, laptop
- What destiny helpers do I have? If not, What kind of destiny helpers are needed along my journey?
Ensure your goals are “SMART.”
When you create your vision board, ensure your goals are SMART- specific and measurable, achievable (or attainable), realistic, and time-bound.
Prayer, Meditation, and Reading the word
Ensure that you are in prayer! It is also essential to read the word to ensure alignment and yielded to the Lord. During my vision mapping experience, I did take a year of prayer and brainstorming.
2. Design your Vision Board
After fleshing out your goals on a vision mapping book or journal, you now have fine-tuned your goals. I don’t advocate for creating a vision board without adequate planning or vision mapping.
To design your vision board, you can use your scrapbooking skills to cut out pictures from magazines and stick them onto manila paper or cardboard.
However, what I have found to be very easy and clean is using a graphic design platform like Canva or PicMonkey to design a vision board. They have plenty of templates that you can use too.
Canva is pretty simple to use, and they do have a free version! All you need to do is select the digital pictures that resonate with you, then drag and drop them!
Here is an example of a sample vision board I created using Canva.
3. Display where you can see
This last step is crucial in ensuring that your vision board is effective. Most people who say that vision boards don’t work don’t follow through with this step.
It would help if you displayed your vision board in an area before your eyes every morning.
I place mine above my workstation, and my eyes are constantly on it.
Quick tip, if you have a digital vision board created on Canva, you can go to CVS or use any printing company to make a fast print for you. Then proceed to place it in a frame!
In conclusion, I would state that what distinguishes Christian Vision Boards from the mainstream Vision boards is that it isn’t based on our own plans and interests.
Mainstream vision boards always point people to “look within” and without God. It places a lot of emphasis on manifesting what we deem fit for ourselves and our selfish ambitions.
However, Christian vision boards remain an excellent tool to visualize our dreams and goals that God has placed in our heart and soul. These visions don’t have to be super spiritual, God cares about every aspect of our lives. God can have a plan for you to upgrade your lifestyle too!
Ultimately know that we are working & following the will and purpose of the Lord in our lives.
Bonus Tips : Imposter Syndrome and Waiting!
When you write your vision board, you may feel a bit of imposter syndrome coming in. I know I felt that way when I wrote my vision back in the day, and I thought that it was too big, but the truth is God’s plans are always exceedingly abundant for us.
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Another thing is, wait for God’s timing. Don’t rush through your own strength to accomplish your goals. Let God lead you! For me, I waited one year before I saw signs of my first goal come to pass. After that, the goal attainment it has been accelerated.
Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Lastly, the path to achieving your goals may be entirely different from what you anticipate. I have known this to be true:
“Write your purpose in pen, your path in pencil”Jourdan Riane
And that’s it, folks, 3 steps to creating a Christian Vision Board
I leave you with my Vision board testimony video here: