Begin with the Blueprint

3 03 2011

As each of us focuses on becoming our own Divine Design for 2011 with Proverbs 31: 10-31 as our blueprint.  Today we begin our look at our 3rd key toward getting there – There will be Structural Carpentry

Now that we have torn down the old structure it is time to call in the building contractors or the carpenters.   It is interesting that our 3rd key is called There will  be Structural Carpentry because after all Jesus was a carpenter and so in order for us to become this Divine Design we must build the confidence in the carpenter’s work.  That is we must learn to believe in the person that the carpenter has built and that is ourselves.   Pretty much, in order for us to build our new homes, ourselves, we must start with what will help our house to stand overtime and that is self esteem.  We start this by creating a new vision of ourselves which is actually the same way a house begins the construction process and that would be with a blueprint.  I am sure you are wondering how we make a blueprint to increase our self esteem?  Well this blueprint is created by writing your dreams down on a piece of paper.  For a builder this would be a blue print, for us this would be called a vision board.  Why is it so important that we start here?

Whatever it is that you dream of being, doing, having you must first believe that you deserve to have it!! After all I believe that it is the carpenter, Jesus, the Lord, who puts this desire in your heart as He crafts each of us. If we were not meant to have it, be it, do it, why would that desire be crafted inside of us?  Think about it.  Do you often wonder why others folks make it to such great heights?  They have great careers, great relationships and they seem so happy and blessed?  That is because they stay focused on that desire inside of them and they go after it.  They don’t stay stuck on what may not be going right in their lives, after all who has an absolute perfect life?  NO ONE!!!!!  Instead they focus on what IS going right as they push toward their goal.  Sure they may have a failure or two along the way, but if they fall down they get back up and keep going.   All because they have the determination and drive to not give up!   What do you need to do to find this same drive and will to fight for your dream?  It starts first with believing!  You can start this now by visualizing yourself right where you dream of being. Yes NOW…begin to see yourself in exactly what you desire Next you need to begin to see yourself performing in what ever behavior it will take for you to get there.  Let me use myself for an example.  Can you all believe that I used to be shy?  Well I was!!!  Whew you have no idea how hard it still is for me to get up in front of a group of people to speak but I knew that if I wanted to run my own company one day that I had to start to see myself be and do just that.  NOT SHY! But running thangs!!!   Little did I know back then that I was planting a seed in myself for times to come as now I have to push past shy on a daily basis but I have been practicing for a little time now so the longer you do it the easier it is but YOU MUST DO IT!!!! So what is it that you need to begin to see for yourself?

The next thing I want to ask you to do is to begin to visualize that tomorrow will be better than today!  If you do this every day, it will keep you excited and anticipating tomorrow as you redirect your mind from negative thinking to actually preparing yourself to take advantage of great opportunities that come your way.  You see when you are accustomed to negative thinking when an opportunity comes to you, you may not even see it as you will think oh that can’t be for me  or that person was not talking to me.  However when you put yourself in a position of expectancy, watch all the opportunities that come your way.  This is a way you begin to claim whatever it is that you want and believe it is possible.

 

Read carefully here and follow these instructions, as this is an important point in our journey together.

Now that we have you in the receiving position it is time for you to design the blueprint to do so, ponder this…..when you close your eyes and dream, what is it that you dream of doing, receiving or becoming?  Take out a sheet of paper as ladies it’s time for you to write your vision. 

 

“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2

Why must you write out your vision, your goals, your plan?  Well this becomes the blueprint toward your dream!!!   Why must you start with writing out your vision?  Why must you start with a blueprint?  Well what does a blueprint do?   A Blueprint is the way ideas are communicated in the world of construction.  So this too is what you will use to plot of your dreams.  It becomes something that gives you direction and allows you to see the end from the beginning.   So by creating a vision board for yourself you will reinforce the message of what you want out of life and it will also help to keep you focused on obtaining your vision.   

So what is a vision board? A vision board is an illustration of your dreams and goals. It is a visual reminder of where you want to go, what you want to achieve. Your vision board can be as simple as a poster board with magazine cut outs that symbolize your individual goals or it can be words of things that you desire.  So go ahead take your goals and desires and design your vision, your blueprint so we can get to work with the construction next week!!

“Keep your dreams alive.  Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.  Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”  – Gail Devers

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” – Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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