Is a personal vision the missing link between you and your dreams? Find out how to change your life in 2020 by creating a personal vision board for 2020.
The word of the Lord through Kenneth Copeland is that 2020 is a year of new visions, manifest power and great change! Are you ready to walk in all that God has for you this year? One of the ways you can see God’s manifest power and great change in your life is by getting crystal clear on your personal vision for 2020.
You know, it isn’t often someone can say they’re living the dream. Living well below your deep desires is expected, even preached. Yet, God created you for a purpose, a purpose that includes fulfilling the great plans He has for you (Jeremiah 29:11).
When you’re living a life that honors God, He gives you desires and dreams straight from His heart to yours. But so often, we find ourselves stuck and not achieving the things that we and the Lord so deeply desire for our lives.
But what if there was a clear difference between those who achieve their goals and dreams and those who continue living the same life day after day—a difference so simple, even a child could do it and see results?
There is! Keep reading.
In a recent study, a professor at Virginia Tech uncovered some jaw-dropping facts. When he asked a large group of people, “What are your goals for your life?”—he found the following:
• 80% of Americans said they did not have goals for their future.
• 16% had goals but had never written them down.
• 4% had written their goals, but never looked at them again.
• 1% had written their goals and looked at them regularly.
Who is this 1% of Americans who write goals and look at them regularly? They are MILLIONAIRES!
Would you like to be in this elite group of high achievers? You can! A proven way to help you move into the most successful 1% of people is by creating a vision board.
What is a vision board?
A vision board is a collection of images, words or objects that represents the dreams and goals you have for your life. Not just the simple ones, either, but also those that may seem impossible right now. It’s a representation of the life you’ve always wanted to live. As a born-again believer, your dreams and visions are quite often placed inside you by God Himself—they are His will for your life (Psalm 37:4).
To have a vision for the future is imperative to accomplishing that vision. Because if you don’t have a vision of where you want to go, you likely won’t go anywhere.
It’s time to get a vision for 2020 by creating a personal vision board, so you can get on track to living the life you’ve always wanted. Here’s how to start.
1. Identify Your Vision for 2020
The first thing to do is to identify your vision for 2020. It’s an essential step toward achieving your goals.
You may have a vision to become debt free, serve more in your church, give more to causes that are important to you, buy a house, write a book, get healthy, take dance lessons…the list of dreams can be as varied as the people who dream them.
This step might be difficult for you. Some people haven’t allowed themselves to dream for so long, it can be challenging to get out of your head. If this is you, spend some time praying and seeking the Lord about what He’s planned for your life. God’s Word is a wonderful place to help you find many promises about His plan for you. Give yourself permission to dream with God.
Kenneth Copeland says that Faith Life Church, pastored by Keith Moore, is one of the most successful congregations he’s ever seen—and he attributes it to this:
“This congregation uses a vision board. Do you have a vision board? You should.”
One thing this congregation puts on their vision board annually is to pay the entire budget of the KCM Branson Victory Campaign. And they’ve accomplished this vision every year. By writing the vision, looking at it, praying and believing God, they accomplish great things.
That’s what a personal vision board will do for you in 2020.
Kenneth has a vision board himself. He emphasizes that scripture warns us that “where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV). Of this verse, he says, “That’s talking about Bible hope. That vision begins to grow inside you. Not just any wild imagination…promises that cover your situation.”
Having vision and purpose gives you something to look forward to—something to reach for. But as long as your vision is impaired, or you can’t see it, you’re going to stay in the same place.
When you create a vision board for 2020, you give yourself permission to dream, and it allows you to get crystal clear about what you want in life. Of course, you want to make sure your dreams line up with God’s Word.
Terri Savelle Foy, Jerry Savelle’s daughter and well-known vision board expert, offers this advice: “Ask yourself how you want this year to end. Imagine it’s Dec. 31, and you say, ‘This has been the most amazing year of my life.’ What needs to happen for you to say that about 2020?”
Proverbs 23:7 says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Whatever you think about and dream about, that’s what you will become. How do you want this coming year to look?
2. Write Down Your Vision for 2020
Whatever you answered that would make this the most amazing year of your life, the next step is to write it down. It could be healing, a new car, a promotion, travel, an increase in your salary, a ministry, a family. You’ll likely have a list! Include your goals—both short- and long-term—and look for scriptures that confirm and support your dreams.
Then, you’ll be ready to create your vision board. How the board looks will be personalized to your taste. You may have a small corkboard on your desk or a large board hanging on a wall. It could be a laminated sheet in your Bible; a notebook full of pages you can flip through; or a fancy, crafty display in a room in your house. You may even have a pocket-sized version you carry everywhere with you.
Gloria Copeland had a vision board long before vision-boarding became popular. When she and Kenneth were first married, she had a dream of living in what she considered to be the perfect home for their family. She had written her dream down on a list of goals she had for the year.
Then, she got to work. Every time she came across a picture in a magazine that had an element of the house she desired, she’d cut it out and put it in a binder. She also collected fabric samples and furniture ideas, and sketched architecture plans on graph paper. Every now and then, she would pull out all her dreams and visions about the house, and she would spread them out all over the dining room table. It kept growing and growing!
After doing this for years and years, one day God answered, and Gloria got her dream home. She and Kenneth still live there today!
Had it not been for Gloria’s determination and vision, her dream would never have been realized. But she didn’t just wish for it, she had Bible hope, and kept that hope alive through her vision board.
So don’t delay! Grab a pen and paper and make a list of your dreams and goals. Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed, and certainly don’t think small. Pour out your heart on the page. You may even surprise yourself!
Then get to work creating a vision board. (Use this printable Vision Board Supply Checklist to help you get started)
3. Assign a Time Frame to Your Visions
As you create your vision board, don’t just put down goals without attaching a time frame to them. Name a specific day or time. “The vision is yet for an appointed time” (Habakkuk 2:3, KJV). Appoint a time for your dreams. For example, rather than just saying, “I will lose 25 pounds,” say, “I will lose 25 pounds by May 15.”
As you work on creating your board, prepare to hear the Lord speak to you. When you set a goal, the first thing He’s going to do is some fine-tuning in your life that will expedite your journey to your dreams. He’ll give you exclusive insights into where to go and what to do, and He’ll also correct your character to keep you in line for a blessing.
Also, be prepared to sow a seed toward your dreams. Terri Savelle Foy says, “Every dream begins with a seed.” If you’re seeking a promotion, God may ask you to sow into someone else’s success and promotion first. Whatever it is—do it!
Then…wait with faith and patience.
The Contemporary English Version of Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Then the Lord told me: ‘I will give you my message in the form of a vision. Write it clearly enough to be read at a glance. At the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future. It may take a long time, but keep on waiting, and it will happen!’”
4. Keep Your Vision Board Before Your Eyes
Remember—that 1% of people who find success are those who keep their dreams and goals in plain view all the time. Out of sight, out mind, right? So, whatever you do—keep it before your eyes!
Place your vision board in a place where you’ll see it every day. Here are some ideas:
• On your desk
• On your refrigerator
• On your nightstand
• In your Bible (if it’s pocket-sized)
• On a wall where you walk by every day that is private to you.
Look at your vision board every day. Pray over it, and believe God for your dreams to come to pass. Thank Him in advance!
For how long?
As long as it takes. Don’t ever lay down your faith.
While you’re waiting, be sure you keep your words in line with your goals. Don’t speak against them! And pursue God with everything in you—He is the key to your success, after all.
You can create a personal vision board for 2020 and see your dreams come true. Remember, 2020 is the year of new visions, manifest power and great change. So, don’t get stuck in neutral this year. Put your goals in front of you and go after them. You can live your dreams!