May 28, 2020
BY ELDER MARY PHILLIPS
TW4D: May 23, 2020
Make Your Vision Plain Upon Tables.... Create Your Vision Board!
Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning Prayer Line Intercessors!! This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be exceeding glad in it!!! It’s a wonderful day to be yet alive, in the land of the living with the activity of our limbs, in our right mind, a mind that is stayed on Jesus!! Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah!!
I Praise and Thank God for each of you on the PrayerLine this morning!! I thank God especially for Minister Stefanie as she has labored in love to share with us how to honor God with our time through developing and executing a successful routine plan for our time and how to practically apply God's Word in everyday, real-life situations.
Today, my task, by means of the TW4D, is to share the importance of developing a Vision Board for goals, dreams and aspirations that you may have for your life and to share skills for successfully accomplishing the task. With that being said, our TW4D is: Make Your Vision Plain Upon Tables.... Create Your Vision Board!
2Timothy 3:16-17 KJV All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
Proverbs 16:3 KJV - Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. NLT Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed. The writer of Proverbs says, 'To human beings belong the plans of the heart… Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed' (16:1, 3). Here, we see the key to success. In creating your Vision Board, Your plans should never be made independently of the Lord.
Proverbs 29:18 KJV Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
The word "perish" has various meanings, which agree with the text. It may mean, "the people become idle", or "cease" from the performance of good works, or "they become rebellious" aggressive, stubborn, wild, or rebel against their superiors; they may be stripped of their privileges, civil as well as religious, which is often the case where no vision is; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he: not the moral law, which no man can keep perfectly, but the law of faith. It may be rendered, "happy is he that observes values and esteems it, receives it by faith, and with meekness;
What is VISION? Synonyms: Dream, Revelation, Prophecy
Webster defines vision as the ability or capacity or the state of being able to see; the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
Synonyms: creativity, creative power, inventiveness, innovation, inspiration, intuition, perceptiveness, perception, foresight, insight, hindsight, far-sightedness, discernment, awareness, sharpness, cleverness
“Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going and what (in our case, Who) will guide your journey.”
- Who you are – is your purpose
- Where you’re going – is your picture of the future
- What will guide your journey – are your values or beliefs
We should all have a personal vision as to how we commit to living our life. A personal vision influences all areas including family, spirituality, physical well-being, leisure, and work
Our Vision for our life should be:
- concise: able to be easily remembered and repeated
- clear: defines a prime goal or goals
- Time horizon: defines a time horizon
- future-oriented: describes where you are going rather than your current state
- challenging: not something that can be easily met and discarded but requires faith to achieve
- Inspiring: motivates you to go for it!
Let’s take a look at: Habakkuk 2:2-3 - And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 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.
Have you ever had a great idea or awakened from a dream with something on your mind you knew was great, but because you didn’t have time to write it down at that moment, when you did try to write it down later in the day it seemed that the thought or vision disappeared?
Thoughts can change things when they are implemented. One of the first steps you should do is write it down as soon as possible. Don’t wait until later. If it is not written, it does not come to pass. If it is not written down, we can’t make blueprints or see what it can become; Writing the vision down starts bringing it to life. Writing the vision down is a timeless principle.
Write the vision and make it plain: God told Habakkuk to record this “question and answer” time for the benefit of others – that he may run who reads it. Habakkuk’s revelation wasn’t just for him-self, but also to strengthen others. Those who read it would make rapid progress (may run), but they couldn’t make this progress if Habakkuk did not make it plain. When the vision or thoughts are written down, they begin solidifying. The vision written down helps us to start making a path or plan that we can accomplish. If we don't write the vision down, then we can quickly forget But when it is written down we begin walking in the reward of its success. When it becomes successful not only are we positively affected, but many other people’s lives are changing for the better. All because we wrote the vision down and ran with it.
As did Habakkuk, we first have to see the vision. Your vision is your most important dream or mental picture. It can also be a set of dreams and long-term goals. A Vision Board defines the optimal desired future state; it is the table which contains the plan of what you would like to achieve over time. Vision can be your personal “why” or the heart drive of your reality.
As did Habakkuk, we have to make it plain as possible – he was told to write the vision and to make it plain, make it practical – that he may run who reads it. It doesn’t say, “That he who runs may read it,” but “that he may run who reads it.” The running – the activity and progress – comes forth from God’s word.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time: meaning it may happen later than sooner; now or in the future. 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.
Psalms 37:4-5 KJV Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Vision Boards work and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.
Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What we focus on expands. When you create a vision board and place it in a space where you see it often, you essentially end up doing short visualization exercises throughout the day.
There is only one major rule to creating a vision board that works, and it's that there aren't any rules. You aren't going to mess it up; you can create your vision board on your own terms. Here are the answers to the most common questions people ask:
Q: What should I put on my vision board?
A: Anything that inspires and motivates you. The purpose of your vision board is to bring everything on it to life. First, think about what your goals are in the following areas: relationships, career and finances, home, travel, personal growth (including spirituality, social life, and education) and health.
You don't have to cover each area exactly the same, just take a mental inventory of what you want each of those areas to look like and write them down. Always handwrite your goals instead of typing them, there's something energetic about actually handwriting your goals. From your goals and aspirations, think about what you want on your vision board. Like I said before, what you focus on expands. You'll be amazed at how things just start popping up all over the place once you set the intention for what you want and how you want to feel.
Q: Should I have one main vision board, or a bunch of small ones for different areas of my life?
A: It's totally up to you. What makes the most sense in your life? Each area of our lives affects each other, so starting with one central vision board usually makes sense. Some people like to make smaller vision boards that they can take with them. You can put it on or in your journal or daily planner. This will help you stay motivated and remind you to spend time working towards the things you want. Theme boards that center on specific events or areas of your life are great too, for instance a wedding-day-specific will help you focus on how you want to feel on your big day, or a career specific board at a person’s desk space can help them work towards that promotion.
Q: How often should I re-do my vision board?
A: Whenever it feels right. I often leave blank space on my vision board so I can accept new things as they appear in my life, and add and rearrange during the year when I feel it. You'll just know.
What you will need:
- Any type of board. If you're new, start with a cork board or poster board. I recommend a pin board or something pretty you like to look at. I got my board at Dollar General.
- Scissors, tape, pins, and/or a glue-stick to put your board together with.
- If you want, fun markers, stickers, or anything else you can think of to deck out your board. I use embellishments, bling-bling, ribbon, yarn or whatever makes you feel great; go for it!
- Magazines that you can cut images and quotes from.
- Most importantly, what you want to look at every day. Photos, quotes, sayings, and images of places you want to go; a reminder of events, places, or people, postcards from friends and just about anything that will inspire you.
- Time... Give yourself a stress-free hour or two at a time to put your board together. Social butterflies can invite friends over and make a party out of it.
Once you’ve made your vision board, it’s important to hang it in view—maybe on the inside of your closet door or on your refrigerator. Don’t feel like you need to stare at it 24/7, but it does need to appear in a place where you will encounter it every day in order for it to remind you of your goals and to be a source of motivation to keep working towards, and ultimately, accomplish them. If you make it and put it under your bed, you’re likely to forget about it. But keep it in your consciousness; stay focused on your Vision Board, and you’re sure to see results much quicker. Your job is simply to look at it often, and have faith that God will provide you with the opportunities to manifest each and every thing you truly desire. Hold these images in your awareness on a regular basis, and say “Yes!” when opportunities present themselves to make your dreams come to life. As you come up with new ideas and inspirations, feel free to add to it at any time.
Your vision board doesn’t need to be perfect and can certainly be a work in progress. Each person’s vision board will be unique and individual. Have fun, be open and willing, and see what happens!
Dreams Do Come True...
A Dream (Vision) written down with a Date becomes a Goal.
A Goal broken down into steps becomes a Plan.
A Plan backed up by Action becomes Reality.
Dreams (Visions) Do Come True.
A Supernatural insight given to you by God; Tailor made for each individual, to give you a hope. You must have faith and believe enough to birth the Vision onto the earth even if the ODDS are against you.
WOMAN WITH A VISION!
Please know that you can overcome any obstacles that the cycle of life presents and still reach your full GOD ordained purpose for your life.