What’s up, ladies. In this video, I’m going to show you how to create a vision board to help you stay intentional and motivated to achieve your goals throughout the new year.
Hey, friend. I’m Titania Paige, host of the Purpose in Purity Podcast and founder of LifeBeforeEternity.com. Around here, I spur modern women onto enduring faith as we await our eternal crowns.
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Alright, let’s dive into today’s topic.
This year my husband and I opened our humble apartment up to our church family to ring in the New Year with a vision board party. For some, it was a new concept, but everyone loved their boards and it was so cool to hear everyone’s goals for the New Year.
Vision boards are digital or physical canvases filled with photos, quotes, art and more used to help the creator cast vision over their life or some area of their lives.
As I was doing a little research for the video, I noticed that some believers wonder if Christians should create vision boards at all. So before we dive in, let me clarify the difference between what we’re doing and what you may see some outside of the faith doing.
I’ve seen many videos from people who don’t identify as Christian encouraging people to “manifest” their dream lives by creating a vision board. The idea is that you can attract what you want by working alongside “the universe” to make your dream life happen.
As Christians, we know that it’s God who establishes our plans, so as we create our vision boards I will encourage you to seek Him and his will for your life in the process. Creating a vision board in and of itself is not a sin, but the spirit of manifestation carries with it an autonomous attitude that says I don’t need God to plan my life. And that’s not how the Bible instructs Christ followers to life plan.
Instead, we’re encouraged to “commit to the Lord whatever [we] do, and he will establish [our] plans.” (Proverbs 16:3, NIV)
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21, NIV)
Sure there are many worldly things that we could accomplish without loving God – even then it’s only by His grace – but apart from Christ we can’t please God or have an eternal impact in this world. (John 15:5)
Which is why our first step to creating a vision board is choosing our life verse for the year.
HOW TO CREATE A VISION BOARD
CHOOSE A LIFE VERSE
The focal point of this board will be the life verse that you’ve chosen for the New Year, so if you haven’t already done that in last week’s video called “Choose a Life Verse for the New Year”, I invite you to pause this video and do so, or afterward go back and watch that one as well.
In it, I walk you through choosing your life verse, which will help you discover where God wants to lead you this year. You’ll also identify new habits and goals that you’d like to establish. So please don’t skip this step.
GATHER YOUR MATERIALS
After you’ve chosen your verse and have gone through the life planning prompts in the free worksheets, you’ll need to gather some materials.
Before our party, I encouraged our guest to collect used magazines, scrap paper, printed family photos, scriptures, artwork, and quotes to use on our boards.
You’ll also need the board itself which can be almost anything: a poster board, scrap wood, a strip of cardboard. Be creative. Personally, I like using photo frames so that when I’m done I can hang mine somewhere I’ll see it every day.
Dollar Tree has some great 11×14 inch frames for $1. I highly recommend them, but if you want something a bit nicer check out your hobby stores like Joann’s, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby to get a nicer frame. They can run anywhere from $5 and up.
And last, but certainly not least, you’ll need some stick glue and scissors to paste down your clippings on your board.
CLIP AND CREATE THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR BOARD
Go through your materials, cutting out anything that inspires you and relates to your years’ goals. Find quotes that prepare your mindset for any new habits you want to create. Is one of your goals to travel more? Find some beautiful images of exotic getaways. Want to serve more this year? Find a photo from the local shelter or non-profit you’d like to assist.
Keep in mind that you can draw or handwrite things for your board as well. Each year, I like to hand write my life verse. It helps me remember the verse as well!
ARRANGE YOUR BOARD
Once you’ve got everything you’d like to add to the board, play with how you’d like to arrange it on your board first. Take pictures with your phone of the different options you create. When you finally have it arranged the way you’d like, take a pic so you can remember how it looks, then start gluing everything down. Once it’s dry, place your board somewhere you can see it every day.
You’re going to love your vision board. I know I love mine. If you want to hear more about my goals for the year you can watch my vlog on my 2019 goals.
Let me see your board by posting it to Instagram, twitter, or facebook and tagging me @lifebeforeeternity. I can’t wait to see your creations and hear about your goals for the new year!
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Keep the faith, sis.
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