Dream on, Dreamer
Over the course of the last 4 weeks, I've practically dreamt at least 4-5 days of each week. Some dreams were very detailed and clear in their meaning, while others were confusing and uncomfortable. Each morning after a dream, I would wake up and quickly write down what I dreamt and would spend the day-- or multiple days praying and pondering, asking God for revelations.
For as long as I can remember I've always had dreams. Sometimes my dreams were quite theatrical and truly a reflection of something I currently desired or have spent time thinking about. But overall I can say that, 70% of my dreams have been divinely given, God-sent and a direct way of communication from God. I could remember having dry spells when I would not dream for days or weeks on end. I would feel so out of balance and uninspired. That's when I began to realize that dreaming is a gift and should not be taken for granted.
Sometimes when God wants to speak to us, he will allow us to dream because He desires us to visualize the very message He is trying to convey. There are some folks who completely miss the gravity of a message God is trying to communicate through different signs-- so it may take seeing yourself in the very situation God is trying to avoid, for you to realize the gravity of the situation.
Not to get in too deep, but if I could, I'd like to tell you that if you are a dreamer, then you are in great company.
One of my favorite men in the bible is Joseph. His coming of age story began at the age of 17 when he dreamt 2 significant dreams that changed the course of his life forever. Those dreams made no sense to his current circumstance, yet he held on to God long enough to see the manifestation of that dream. Here's the unique part--- the bible never tells us that Joseph dreamt many significant dreams after that. Just two dreams at the age of 17, took 13 years until the manifestation of that dreams. But despite how long it took, those dreams were a visual guide and encouragement for Joseph, something he needed to know through the many difficult seasons of his life.
If you are a dreamer, even if you are a once a month-- or every few years dreamer, do not take them for granted. Here are some action points/things to consider if you find that you dream:
- Seek God's counsel through prayer and invite the Holy Spirit into your heart immediately after you wake up to get an interpretation
- A Godly dream will always encourage, warn you or propel you to getting closer to Him
- Even if you do not dream often, when you do, do not keep the dream to yourself. Make sure you share it with a trusted friend/mentor/family member who can pray with you
- Write your dreams down, because details matter
- Do not rely on bogus websites that use false or astrologic based logic to help you interpret dreams-- anything divinely sent will never line up with what those websites will tell you
- If you do not dream often, and would like to-- ask God consistently in prayer
- If you dream a dream that you sense is confusing, dark, scary or ungodly-- it may be a clear attack from the enemy to throw you off course. Strategically look up scriptures that counter attack any message or scare tactic and pray fiercely against the enemy.
Grace and Peace,
MsYencko the dreamer