5 Potential Meanings of your Dreams!

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Since I’ve started Interpreting Dreams for friends, family, and strangers, I’ve gotten many responses, some of affirmation and some of uncertainty.

Some of my friends didn’t previously believe that Dreams could or should be Interpreted through the Holy Spirit, but after either giving me their Dream or being with me in a small group setting, actually started to believe that it was real and significant.

Some friends don’t yet believe that Dreams should be interpreted, but have been very curious and have asked me several questions (which I’m totally fine with as I love their openness to what God is doing in our Dreams).

Your thoughts on Dreams or experience with them might vary, but I want to mention five potential meanings that your Dreams may contain!

Your Dreams might be trying to…

1. Give you Direction for a specific situation in life!

When Jesus was born, the Wise men were given direction in a dream not to return to Herod, and to return to their country by another route (Matthew 2:1-12).

Dreams are parabolic and symbolic, but often times God can be trying to give you specific direction for a circumstance in your life through a Dream, especially if you’ve been praying for it!

This direction can be like it was for the wise men and actually refer to a physical detour or change in your life (such as a certain job, or plan that you have), or it can be about a relationship or anything else!

God loves to speak in many ways, and just as He gave direction to the wise men, He definitely has wisdom and direction for you!

2. Tell you how the enemy is coming against you.

Dreams can come from God, ourselves, and the devil.

Sometimes we automatically think if we have a Dream that is upsetting to us that we should just disregard it and ignore it. While this can be true and beneficial, there are many Dreams that the enemy gives us that should be interpreted through the truth of the Bible and the Holy Spirit, because they actually tell us his plans and strategies to attack or come against us!

I interpreted a Dream some time ago that had Spiders in it. The spiders in the dream actually represented a specific spiritual attack from the devil, and through interpreting it, the person who I was interpreting for was able to know how to pray for herself in that time of her life.

You know what’s better than just refusing the enemy? Understanding his plans and defeating them, and making him wish he had never even tried to come against you! 

3. Show you how God is equipping you in this season of your life.

I interpreted a friend’s dream where He was led away from a battle by an odd person and told to search for something hidden in a cave.

When the item was revealed to him, it was a particular type of sword with specific colors/gems on it.

Through proper Interpretation, we were able to understand the specific way that God was equipping him through that Dream to help him see victory for his life and his family’s life!

God is a good Father, and He gives good gifts. Like really good gifts. 

I believe God gives us gifts though Dreams at times to equip us for the season, battle, and situation that is going on in our life or in the lives of our loved ones, but the more you can recognize the gift, the better you’re able to use it with the Lord’s power!

4. Help birth Creative ideas or Inventions to make!

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity came in a series of 18 dreams, originating from a dream where he saw cows being electrocuted when he was a teenager!

Rene Descartes had a dream with a whirlwind that gave him the knowledge to come up with the Scientific Method!

So yes, God also loves to speak creativity and inventions in Dreams. He won’t only do it for Christians either; God loves to speak to Dreams to everyone!

If you’re a developer, or creative minded person, invite God to speak to you in this way! He is the Creator of mankind and all things amazing, isn’t He?

5. Show you where you stand with the Lord or others.

God may speak to you in Dreams to show you where you’re at in your relationship with Him.

He might try to speak to you to show you areas of your life that you’ve closed off from the Lord, that He wants to re-open and work in. He may be showing you that you are closer than you even know with Him!

He might also be showing you others who you need to reconcile with, or those who have issues against you who you can reach out to or pray for! God loves relationships, and He loves to bring healing, restoration, and the fullness of His joy and life into every person!

There are many, many more ways and things that God wants to speak to you about in Your Dreams at night.

If you have a Dream that you would like Interpreted, let’s connect. I would love to help bring revelation and understanding through the Holy Spirit for your life! 
Contact me on this page of my blog for all things Dream related! 

 

Why your Dreams Matter

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Let’s be real: Does God really speak through dreams today?

Did you know that by the time you are 60 years old, you will have slept around 20 years of your life.

How often do you think God wants to speak to you in 20 years?

If you don’t think that your dreams are significant, then you probably won’t expect to find meaning in them.

In the Bible, God spoke to people in Dreams to give them extraordinary, powerful, immediate direction! If the character of God doesn’t change, then why would He stop speaking to us in our Dreams? I believe he actually wants to speak to us in our Dreams, but it’s us who have stopped expecting Him to, and believing that He wants to!

Before I started believing that God wanted to speak to me through my dreams, I often disregarded my dreams and any potential meaning that they might have possibly contained.

I believed the lie that my dreams didn’t have meaning, that they were only really my mind having fun while my body slept. This was not just unbiblical, it was unwise, because God often speaks to us in our Dreams such amazing things that we might doubt if we were awake!

I believe that His voice through our dreams will match the way that His voice sounds through the Bible. I believe that He will give us dreams that show us who He is, and His dreams for us!

Do I believe that every single dream we have is from the Lord? No.

At times, I believe that we also receive dreams from the enemy. Although this is undesirable, I believe that the Lord allows us to have these dreams because through letting us see and experience these dreams, we can actually understand specific plans that the devil has planned for us.

By this understanding, we can actually respond by preemptively fighting against the devil through prayer! We actually get to “Use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)

I also believe that some dreams aren’t from God or the devil, but instead just come from our soul/body. These dreams could be related to things that we have seen, are going through, or have experienced in life. Sometimes, we might dream of things that we did throughout the day, but might not necessarily have any significant meaning for the direction of our life!

And that is so okay! It’s good to know that not every single dream we have has extreme significance, because from knowing this, we can just learn to be attentive so that when the Lord does give us a dream, we can be encouraged from it, strengthened from it, and draw closer to Him!

If you have a dream that you believe is from the Lord that you want to understand, or is from the devil and you want to spoil his plans from happening, then I want to encourage you to send me the dream so we can seek the Lord together for an interpretation!

If you’d like to try interpreting the Dream yourself, write it down and pray over it. Ask the Lord what He thinks about you, and what He thinks about your dream. Value what He speaks to you, and ask Him about the elements of the dream and their meaning for your life!

If you’ve been praying and processing through your dream, but are looking for someone experienced to help you in that process, I would love to be of service!

If you have a Dream that you would like me to interpret, submit it at my page for Interpretation! 

Try to type the dream out with as much detail as you can remember (colors, objects, people, emotions, etc.).

I can’t promise that I’ll be as good as Joseph from the Bible when it comes to interpretation, but I should at least be able to tell you whether it’s significant to your life or not, and in what capacity you should reflect on it!

Daniel 2:28