My daughter has been doing several pieces of training for me and some ladies on how to use Instagram. There are so many components involved with creating posts and stories, and also what type of hashtags that you should use. It has been a fabulous series, and everyone involved learned a lot. Now that the series is over, we want more training in other areas of our life. So, she has decided to do a Vision Board training. A vision board is a collage of images and words representing a person’s wishes or goals, intended to serve as inspiration or motivation. The reason that you need a vision board is to motivate and inspire you. A vision board is a concrete and tangible product that represents your hopes, dreams, and aspirations.
How many of you have read any of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books by Jack Canfield? I bet that most of you have read at least one of these best-selling books. Canfield has been quoted saying that “Creating a vision board is probably one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you.”
As part of getting ready for this Vision Board training, I started making a list of things that I would love to happen in my life for 2020. I included all areas of my life, including my dreams for my family, my health, my relationships, and my businesses. But then I stepped back, and I asked myself this one very important question. “Do you think that these will happen?”
If I was honest, these were things that I would “like” to see happen, but my mind tells me that they “won’t” happen. I am letting my circumstances dictate what can happen. Because something is hard to get, I am allowing my mind/devil tell me that it “can’t” happen.
Where is my faith? Where is my expectation of what the Lord wants for me? Is anything too hard for the Lord? I know the answer to the last question is a big NO. The Lord can move mountains; He can quiet the seas. He can raise the dead back to life. So, I have faith, but my expectation level is low. I know that HE can, but I don’t know that HE will.
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Even though this is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, I don’t put it into practice. Verse 24 gives you the formula for achieving your dreams; “ask for in prayer” and “believe that you have received it” and “it WILL be yours” is what the verse says. It doesn’t say for us to think about what we would like, it says to ask for in prayer. The verse doesn’t say to hope that you will receive, it says to BELIEVE that you already have received it. It doesn’t say it might be yours; it says that it WILL be yours!!! So, this brings me to the question, “How Big Is Your Faith?”
This sounds like a math formula to me. It is Ask + Believe = Miracle, or as I heard one person say, Faith + Expectation = Miracle. If you want to see the Lord move in your life for big things, then you have to have faith in the Lord, and you have to expect that He will bless you. Then sit back and watch what the Lord can do, and be sure to give HIM all the glory. Because, if you could have done it by yourself, you already would have. Glory to our God!!!
Have A Blessed Day!