Is Your 2017 Vision Written?

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Habakkuk 2: 1-2 I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, and how I may reply when I am reproved. Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.

We all have heard this preached time and again in church. We all get hyped up and shout out, ‘Amen’, ‘Yes, Lord’ and ‘You better preach, pastor’ when they break this scripture out in their sermons. But how many of us have ever really moved forward on this message? I know I am guilty of the before mentioned behaviors and equally as guilty of not following through.

For years, Don and I tried writing our vision down. Every December, we would get together to discuss what goals we wanted to achieve. During the discussions, I would write our yearly goals in a journal. We would be excited that we would be debt-free and have mounds of money saved for the kids’ college by the end of the year. We were supposed to check the journal monthly to ‘X’ those completed items off. You know what really happened though; NOTHING! Before we knew it, December was upon us and we hadn’t reached one goal nor were we remotely close to beginning them.

When I read the words of Habakkuk, I am reminded that if we write something down, we are more inclined to follow through with it. Well this year, Don and I decided to not write in the journal but to do vision boards together. We even created a family vision board. Our teens even bought into this and created their own vision boards. Each day, I recited the items on my vision board out loud. This helped me get excited about accomplishing my vision for the year.

Don’s Vision Board

Along with our vision boards, I used a fantastic and functional planner which was the Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? Transformational Planner. It was created by Christine St. Vil of Moms N’Charge and her co-author/sister, Julian B Kiganda of Bold & Fearless. This planner helped me stay focused. I was able to write down my goals along, with action steps for every month. It is full of motivational quotes and scriptures. The best part of this planner is the 12 women who are featured in it. Their stories of courage and triumph make each month they represent more powerful.

Family Vision Board
Family Vision Board

Having vision boards has been amazing! It allowed us to see our individual, personal and family goals and visions.Just a few of our accomplishments were:

I self-published my first book.
My baby girl got her first 3.5 GPA ever!
Hubby wrote his first book.
I was featured on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
My son made his high school JV football team.

My 2017 Vision Board
My 2017 Vision Board

I want to challenge you to take a few moments to write your vision out for the new year. Pray about it. Get clear on your goals for next year and get to planning. It may not be laid out on a vision board but it can be a list you leave on your bathroom mirror. Whatever you do, get that vision written, make it plain so you can have a prosperous 2017.

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25 thoughts on “Is Your 2017 Vision Written?

  1. So true! My hubby and I did vision boards at the beginning of the year, but I think it’s time we revisit them. I love the idea of writing your goals down and checking them off. I will have to add a space to our vision boards just for that.

  2. I made my version of a vision board for the first time this year and I have seen a few things come to pass. It’s amazing how that works!

  3. I made a vision board for the first time this year, I have accomplished some things i placed on the board and other things i never wrote down and accomplished overall it was a good year. Good advice about speaking out loud about the goals everyday. Im exciting for next year to do even better. Congrats on your accomplishments.

  4. I need to write a vision board and a businessmen plan. I need to 2017 to be my breakthrough year. I homeschool my kids and right now that seems to consume my life, but I know if I plan better, I will do better.

  5. I make a vision board every year. I procrastinated this year and made a board in June so I can’t or wont make a new visionboard come the top of the year. I guess I gotta wait for it all to finish manifesting in the middle of the year!

  6. My husband and I are having a vision party of sorts right after I finish my exams. I’m pretty excited about having a plan for 2017!

  7. Congrats on all of the accomplishments for you and your family this year! I stopped doing resolutions a few years back and instead made bucket list visions if you will. Most recently, I have begun making my monthly goals and it has been monumental in helping me to achieve my big goals. It has been amazing! I have my vision for 2017 in my various categories and I’m so excited to see the visions come to life. Best of luck on your journey!

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