The Vision Board
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
One day my co-worker walked over and asked, "How's the vision board coming along?" Shamefully I responded, "It's not…". For about 3 month, one of my to do's was to work on creating my very first vision board. I started out strong and gathered all the material needed to complete the task. Sadly, I did not get to the next step of starting. Honestly, in that moment that was a brief reflection of my life, but I was determined to complete what I set out to do.
Thursday, May 31, I decided that I was going to complete my vision board, so I started doing research on how to go about creating the board. My friend google shared an awesome post entitled "The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One" . This article was perfect! It broke down the creative process in such a simple way. Although the task was far from finish, the pressures of starting slowly went away. That following Saturday, I made a trip to Hobby Lobby (besides Kia, it is one a the greatest places on earth for home décor) and purchased the perfect cork board. I got home, set the atmosphere with worship music and asked God for direction. An hour and a half later I was done.
Most of the time, vision boards are created to reflect things people want or would like to have happen in life, but what if God's purpose was the initial intent? As I looked at my board. I was in awe of how everything was strategically placed. I noticed that there were a lot of clippings and pictures that I did not use. Amazingly all that I did use reflected visions and dreams that God has shared with me during my quiet times with him. My desires looked a lot different from some of the things I wanted.
Psalm 37:3-4 tells the believer to trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
The Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary defines vision as an experience in the life of a person whereby a special revelation from God was received. The revelation from God had two purposes.
To give immediate direction
To develop the kingdom of God
When I created my vision board, I had many goals and aspirations in mind, but my in heart, my intentions were influenced by God's purpose for my life. As a follower of Christ, our first mission is to live out God's purpose for our lives. Everything else will come as God intended and you will be amazed at the joy and fulfillment you receive when you take this route. Godly purpose is to develop the Kingdom of God and that should be our highest priority. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:6 KJV).
Challenge for those who HAVE NEVER created a vision board: Pray and asked God to give you the visions and desires of His heart for your Godly purpose.
Challenge for those who HAVE created a vision board: Pray and asked God to give you the visions and desires of His heart for your Godly purpose and then create a new board. Then compare the two and see if there are any differences.
God has purposed us all for something great and to know what that is, we must seek His heart, trust his plan, and follow His direction.
Heavenly Father, Today I surrender my wants for your purpose for my life. Your will for me is perfect and I asked that you give me the desires of my heart, desires that align with yours. Lord God, direct my path so that all you have purposed me for will help develop the your Kingdom. I pray not for my will, but for you will to be done in me as it is in heaven. Today I choose Godly purpose and so shall live accordingly. In Jesus name, Amen.