This post is all about how to create an effective Christian Vision Board.
Hey Friends! I am super super excited about this Christian Vision Board post because it is something that I hold very dear to me!!
P.S At the end of this post, I also include a free detailed YouTube Video Tutorial! …. stick around and be blessed!
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What is a Christian Vision Board?
A vision board is a powerful tool to help define, understand, and reach your goals.
For Christians, a vision board can also help focus your attention on biblical principles and values.
By using images and words that represent what you want in life, a vision board can help give you clarity on the things you value most. It’s an excellent way to create a strong connection between your desires and your intentions.
By understanding these values, you can use them to shape the way you live your life and make decisions that align with what God has called us to do.
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
The Bible has a lot to say about vision, and it’s important to understand the power and significance of having a vision in our lives.
Philippians 3:13-14 reminds us that we should “forget what lies behind, and press on towards the goal for the prize of the call of God in Christ Jesus.” This verse speaks to our need to have an eternal perspective on life.
Proverbs 29:18 also encourages us, stating, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Having a clear direction and purpose in our lives gives us focus and strength as we journey through life.
Habakkuk 2:2 encourages us to “write down this vision,” and Psalm 37:5 reminds us to “commit our way unto the Lord.” Writing down our vision helps us keep track of what we want to do in life, and committing it to God brings His power into play and works with us to achieve our goal.
Ultimately, having a vision is essential for all believers. It equips us with direction, purpose, and strength as we go through life. With God’s help, we can use these Bible verses to gain insight into our own visions and strive towards achieving them!
Types of Christian Vision Boards
There are several types of vision boards that you can create.
Here are the top 3:
1. Physical Vision Board:
You can make a traditional physical vision board, which involves either printing images and words on paper and arranging them on a board or creating digital versions using online tools.
2. Interactive Vision Board:
You could also make an interactive vision board by writing your goals and desires in a journal or planner.
This way, you can continually return to your vision board throughout the day to stay motivated and focused on your goals.
3. Digital Vision Board:
Another idea is a digital vision board, which can be created using several digital tools.
You can use your favorite photo editing software to create a beautiful, meaningful way to represent your goals and values.
Alternatively, you could use online applications such as Canva to create an interactive version of a traditional vision board.
P.S. This version (the digital vision board) is what I love creating!
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.
You can use Pinterest to save images, quotes, and other items that represent your goals and desires.
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 when creating a Christian vision board or vision mapping:
- 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?
- Do these goals glorify God?
- What values and principles from the Bible am I committed to living by?
- How can I ensure that my vision board is aligned with God’s purpose and direction for me?
- What spiritual, mental, financial, relationship, and career goals has God impressed over my life?
- What Biblical verses or affirmations can I use to keep myself motivated and accountable?
Ensure your goals are “SMART.”
When creating your vision board, it’s important to include meaningful, inspiring, actionable, measurable, and attainable goals.
This is where the concept of “SMART” goals comes in. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
For example, instead of saying “I want to read the Bible more” as a goal on your vision board, you could create specific goals like “I will read 1 chapter of the Bible every morning for 30 minutes a day.” This is a SMART goal because it’s specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
By setting SMART goals on your vision board, you can ensure that you are taking steps to reach your desired outcome and that you are staying focused on achieving them.
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!
Other design tips:
- Include Bible verses that inspire you and keep you focused on your goals.
- Add your theme word or verse for the year to your vision board.
- List all of the things important to you in life, such as family, faith, work, relationships, etc.
- Write down quotes from people or books that motivate and challenge you.
- Make a list of your goals and dreams, and include specific, actionable steps to reach them.
- Include any Christian religious symbols or images representing essential values in your life.
- Include Biblical affirmations in sections of your vision board.
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 (PLUS YouTube Video)
I leave you with my detailed YouTube Vision board creation tutorial here:
P.S Here is a FREE 7-day challenge on my resources page. It’s the 3rd one down on that page. I created for you! It’s a downloadable vision mapping challenge!
Lastly, a big shout out to Terri Savelle Foy Ministries. Her ministry has really has hugely impacted my life, especially in terms of vision boards!