My husband and I have recently begun to work together on a home-based business. It’s been a good experience as we have completely different strengths and have much to learn from one another. Kent is more business savvy. He has an accounting degree and is logical, process-oriented and goal-directed. I, on the other hand, am much more relational. When I set my mind to a task, I tend to jump right in and figure things as I go along with very little hesitation or reservation.
In the past, I’ve considered my husband to be a naturally positive person. But recently, I realized that he’s not “naturally” positive. It’s something that he has worked at over the years. I’ve frequently made comments like, “Kent’s an optimist. I’m a realist.” Now, I see that for what it is: a cop out. It’s been my way to rationalize my own negativity.
For years, my husband has encouraged me to dream big, practice positive affirmations and visualize daily. So, last week, I decided to commit myself to working on this. I started off by working on vision book. I picked out a pretty notebook and proceeded to fill it with meaningful pictures, images, and words. It’s really a glimpse of where I would like to be physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and financially.
The Law of Attraction made it into pop culture a few years ago with the book, “The Secret.” The true secret, however, can only be found in God’s holy Word. I do believe that God wants us to prosper (Jeremiah 29:11) yet I don’t buy into prosperity gospel. I also believe that the roots of the law of attraction lie in Scripture. In Phillipians 4:8, we are advised to think on what is pure, true, honorable and praiseworthy. God wants me to focus on the positive because, ultimately, that glorifies Him.
Here is a sneak peek from my vision book. Most of these images, I picked up on Pinterest, the home of visual beauty and inspiration.
My dream home. I love modern and minimalist homes. I first saw the Sunset Breezehouse several years ago and have not been able to get it out of my head. I love nearly everything about it; it is truly my dream house. It’s a modular home that’s built on site. Down here, in Georgia, we have lots of modular homes though we call em trailers. I’m certainly o.k. with trailer living.
I encourage you to think about your own dreams and visions. Wanna share?