|Posted on February 20, 2017 at 9:50 AM|
I can name about ten times in my life when I have had vivid dreams that I remember. Usually the blare of the alarm clock shatters whatever was going through my mind while I was sleeping, and in my race to get ready for the day, my dream quickly faded along with the darkness of the night. But those ten times – wow. They meant something.
Just recently I experienced one of those lingering dreams. That particular morning I had no alarm to startle me awake, and the dream that had been incubating continued to dance around as I slowly brought myself into the present. But I was a bit confused… the dream centered around meeting with an employer about a possible job. Since I’ve been retired for some years, that didn’t seem to fit with my current place in life.
After I completed my morning prayers, the dream still lingered in my thoughts. Hmmm. Was God trying to tell me something? So I thought about the dream for a while longer. What type of “work” was I applying for? It was a writing job, and, well, I AM a writer. The wheels began turning…. and suddenly two other separate incidents that had occurred this week clicked into my mind. Hmmm. My dream expanded: what if I added A, B and C? Maybe God WAS trying to point me toward something! So now I am praying about this dream-idea and doing some preliminary inquiries…. we’ll see what happens!
How many times have you had an idea crop up in a night dream, in a conversation, or in a suggestion of a friend? Maybe you have been toying with an idea in your mind, but you aren’t sure if it would work. But then something else happens, and things start to fit together. This may be God telling you something! I encourage you to take the idea to your prayer time, and see what He tells you. As C. S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” It may just be that your dream will become your new reality!
Have a blessed Monday!