What is a Vision Board?
Visual aids can help us see and focus on what is important to us. They can help us with understanding, with communication, they can act as motivators and emotional stimulators, and they can help us to remember things for longer.
A Vision Board is a visualization tool that can do all of the above.
It is a board where you can display words and pictures that represent your plans, goals and dreams, and bring focus and motivation to those plans, goals and dreams.
A Faith Vision Board adds another dimension to your board by bringing God into those visions, hopes, plans and dreams.
As a Faith and Family Vision Board this will be a place where you can display your goals and dreams for your family, your children, your relationships, your life.
It may include things you want to achieve, like character qualities of love or forgiveness or generosity, or it may be something like a family holiday where you can spend quality time together, or a mission trip you would like to do together, it could be a desire for your children to have healthy friendships, or a desire to open your home more to others.
Whatever it is, it will be unique to your family.
How do I start?
As Christians, making a faith vision board is not the same as creating a manifestation board where we are filling it with what we want and what we want to happen, outside of God’s plans for us.
Instead, I would encourage you to pray first and ask the Lord what He would have you place on your faith vision board.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight”.
And, Proverbs 19:21 which says, “There are many plans in a man’s heart, but Yahweh’s counsel will prevail”.
God’s plans for us are good, and He wants to give us hope and a good future (Jeremiah 29:11).
What materials will I need?
You will need a board of course. It could be a poster board, a piece of cardboard, or a large photo frame, something that is big enough to hold the things you want to pin to it and that you can place somewhere in your home where everyone can see it and be a part of it.
You may want some magazines, photos and other artwork where you can cut pictures and words to use. You can also make and print your own words and pictures, or you can use stickers.
Depending on what your board is made of you will also need pins, or glue, or Blu Tack to hang your words and pictures and scissors to cut things out.
What should go on my board?
You may want to start with a Bible verse, something that is central to your family and represents where your heart is. You can write this out or print it on your computer.
Go through your magazines and other materials and start looking for words and pictures that inspire you, cut them out and put them aside.
Once you have your pictures and words you can start arranging them on your board. When you are happy with the design and layout you can then glue or pin things on.
And there you have it! Your family’s very own, unique, Family Vision Board.
Once it’s dry you can display it where everyone can see it and it can be a reminder of the things that are important to you as a family. It can also act as a prayer prompt during family devotions.